New Justices of the Peace Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice
Ontario has appointed two new justices of the peace to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective February 27, 2020.
Justice of the Peace Alexander Andres has worked as a prosecutor for the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) since 2004 in Kitchener and Hamilton. Prior to that, he worked with the Crown Attorney's Office in Kitchener as a psychiatric coordinator and bail support worker. He has delivered presentations on evidence collection in collisions to the Waterloo Regional Police and previously served two separate terms as director of the executive committee of the Association of Provincial Prosecutors of Ontario. In 2013, Justice of the Peace Andres received the MAG Regional Award of Excellence.
Associate Chief Justice-Coordinator of Justices of the Peace Sharon Nicklas has assigned Justice of the Peace Andres to Hamilton.
Justice of the Peace Jerry Micheal Woods Jr. has been with the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services since 2007. Most recently as the manager of service delivery and support, he oversaw the Indigenous healing and wellness strategy and violence against women (VAW) programs. In this role, his responsibilities included liaising with regional, provincial and territorial Indigenous organizations and managing programming and services in collaboration with five regional offices. Justice of Peace Woods co-led the establishment of the Provincial Anti-Human Trafficking Coordination Office from concept to the creation of the Secretariat. He has volunteered as a youth hockey coach and karate instructor.
Associate Chief Justice-Coordinator of Justices of the Peace Sharon Nicklas has assigned Justice of the Peace Woods to Thunder Bay.