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Re-Elect Chief Judge Charlie Crawford. Chief Judge Crawford has served the citizens of Brevard & Seminole Counties for the past 17 years, demonstrating honor and commitment. Please support Judge Crawford's continued service as a fair, sensible, and steadfast judicial authority.

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Judicial History
Legal Teaching Experience

Circuit Judge, 18th Circuit Court, Viera, Florida Elected November 2006 – present.

 

  • Began serving as Chief Judge July 1, 2023, to present. Within the first five months of being assigned to the felony criminal division, Judge Crawford resolved all cases assigned to him where inmates had been in Brevard County Jail more than two years, ending unnecessary delays and reducing the jail population.

  • Previous judicial experience includes all family law matters, juvenile dependency and delinquency, civil litigation, and domestic violence. Since beginning his judicial career, Judge Crawford has spearheaded several innovative programs.

  • While in the dependency division, Judge Crawford instituted a Special Needs Docket for children in foster care with mental or physical disabilities, allowing their cases to be reviewed twice as often as previously set.

  • Along with Brevard Family Partnership, he implemented the county’s only supervised visitation program for parents seeking to reunite with their children while involved in a reunification case plan. With the help of his courtroom deputies and countless volunteers, Judge Crawford maintained a courthouse playroom and a children’s clothing and toy/bicycle room making sure every child that came to court left with much needed items and toys.

Professional Experience
  • Law Office of Charles G. Crawford, P.A., Melbourne, FL, 1999 – 2006

  • Cianfrogna, Telfer, Reda, Faherty and Anderson, P.A., Titusville, FL, 1998-2000

  • Eighteenth Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Office, Sex Crimes Prosecutor, Viera, FL, 1997-1998

  • Orange County Texas District Attorney's Office, Child Abuse/Sex Crimes Prosecutor, Orange, TX 1994-1997

  • Florida Conference of Circuit Judges, Instructor

  • Florida Guardian Ad Litem Statewide Symposium, Instructor

  • Florida Department of Children and Families Statewide Convention, Instructor

  • Brevard County Bar Association, Family Law Seminar on “Family Law: The Bounds of Advocacy”

  • Justice Teaching Instructor, Viera High School, and Endeavor Elementary School

Recognition
  • 2022 Seminole County Bar Association Distinguished Service Award

  • 2019 Brevard Dependency Court Team – Outside the Box Award

  • 2010 Florida Department of Children & Families- Community Champion Award

Professional Affiliations
  • Florida Conference of Circuit Judges, Instructor

  • Florida Guardian Ad Litem Statewide Symposium, Instructor

  • Florida Department of Children and Families Statewide Convention, Instructor

  • Brevard County Bar Association, Family Law Seminar on “Family Law: The Bounds of Advocacy”

  • Justice Teaching Instructor, Viera High School, and Endeavor Elementary School

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