The Honorable Charles E. Brown Jr., judge of the general division of
the Stark County Common Pleas Court, will be the speaker at the upcoming
CLP session at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9 at the University of Mount
Brown will discuss Stark County’s re-entry program, a program
dedicated to aiding men and women who have been released from prison as
they find jobs and housing.
In recognition of Brown’s work with the re-entry court, he received
the Representative C.J. McLin Award in 2007, an award given annually by
the Ohio Justice Alliance for Community Corrections to an elected
official in Ohio who has worked toward the improvement of community
corrections in Ohio.
A current resident of Alliance, OH, Brown graduated from Dartmouth
College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and received a
Juris Doctorate degree from Case Western Reserve University Law School.
During his time in the Marine Corps, Brown spent one year as Chief Trial Counsel for the 1st
Marine Division in Dla Nang, during which he prosecuted criminal cases
at every level. Following an honorable discharge, Brown began to
practice law in Alliance, eventually becoming an acting judge in the
Alliance Municipal Court from 1999-2001. He has served as a judge in the
Stark County Common Pleas Court since 2001.
Brown served as a member of the Ohio Rail Development Commission and
as Special Counsel for the Ohio Attorney General from 1995-2001. He was
also a member of the Stark County Board of Elections from 1980 to 1999.
CLP session attendees are welcome to stay for lunch in the Kresge
Dining Commons ($6.60) or B&B Café (a la carte) following the
For more information, contact Chris Pontius at the Regular Center for
Public Service and Civic Engagement at (330) 823-5993 or