David V. Kenyon Juvenile Justice Center is located
in South Los Angeles at
7625 S Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90001.
Judge Tamara Hall, Department
Judge Hall was appointed by Govenror Arnold Schwarzenegger in July 2010. Judge Hall earned her Bachelors Degree from USC and her law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. During law school, she won the American jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy. She served as a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern Disrict of California. From 1999 to 2010, she worked as a Los Angeles County Deputy District attorney where she recently worked in the Hardcore Gang Unit.
Prior to working in the Hardcore Gang Unit, Hall worked in the Auto Insurance Fraud Unit. Among her notable cases she prosecuted was a 44 year old Swedish businessman who crashed a $1 million red Ferari Enzo that split in half in Malibu. The defendant in that case Bo Stefan Ericksson was sentenced to three years in state prison for embezzlement and felon in possession of a gun. The defendant reportedly drove his car in excess of 160 mph and was under the influence of alcohol when he totaled the $1 million dollar Ferari. The vehicle were leased by the defendant from a British financial institution. The defendant had previously served a five year prison sentence in Sweden in 1994. The defendants $5.2 million dollar home was seized and taken over by a court appointed receiver. The case received national attention due to the rarity of the Ferrari Enzo that was involved in the case.
She was recognized by the DA's office in 2004. Since 2008, she has served as an adjunct professor at Southwestern Law School teaching courses in Trial Advocacy and SCALE programs. She is 39 years of age in 2010. She is a registered Democrat.
Judge Donna Groman, Department 265
Judge Donna Groman is the daughter of a police officer and a teacher. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in a blue-collar housing project. Groman attended NY public elementary and secondary schools, receiving her B.A. in economics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1976 and her J.D. from American University in 1979.
From 1980-1990, Groman was a sole practitioner specializing in juvenile, child custody, and appellate matters. She worked as a panel attorney in the Juvenile Court system in both the delinquency and dependency divisions.
In 1990, the non-profit Dependency Court Legal Services was formed to provide quality legal services for children, and Groman jumped at the opportunity to serve. With 10 years of practice under her belt, Donna was hired as a supervising attorney for the Law Offices of Jo Kaplan.
In 1994, Judge Donna Groman and another dependency court attorney, Mitchell Beckloff, formed Groman & Beckloff, specializing in dependency law.
Judge Groman was appointed as a Superior Court referee in September, 1997 and elevated to Commissioner in April, 1999. During that time, Groman presided over juvenile dependency, juvenile delinquency, misdemeanor jury trials, small claims and traffic matters. In January, 2003, Groman took the assignment of the arraignment master calendar, a high volume assignment which has her hearing up to 120 cases each day.
Judge Groman is a member of the California Judges' Association, California Court Commissioner's Association, National Association of Women Judges, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Women Lawyer's Association of Los Angeles, and The Lesbian and Gay Lawyers of Los Angeles.
Judge Groman is an educator and lecturer for CJER (Center for Judicial Education and Research), and participates in trainings for the Juvenile Court Bar, foster family agencies and the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. She judges Mock Trial competitions and is a judicial speaker at local public elementary and secondary schools.
Judge Groman has been a tutor at Milliken Learning Center and Kenyon Juvenile Justice Center. She participates in Los Angeles Aids Walk and completed the California Aids Ride 2. An active member of Temple Beth Chayim Chadashim, Groman has served on the Board of Directors and on the Rabbinic search committee. Donna served 12 years in the United States Naval Reserve, achieving the rank of Lieutenant. She was honorably discharged in 2000.
Judge Groman is quite an athelete. She played varsity basketball, volleyball, and softball and was selected All American at the UCLA Rugby Team. She has competed in various sporting events including triathlons. She currently works out five days a week.
Prior to becoming a Judge, Groman performed pro-bono legal work for the Gay & Lesbian Community Services Center, the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles - Jail Project, the Felicia Mahood Senior Citizens' Center, the Los Angeles County Guardianship/Conservator Project, Public Counsel's Children's Rights Project, and several Los Angeles County Bar Association projects, including AIDS Legal Services Project, Barristers Northridge Earthquake Assistance Project and Immigration Legal Assistance Project.
Judge Groman and her domestic partner of 11 years, Cecilia Quigley, are legal guardians of Donna's 14 year old nephew, Daniel. Donna's hobbies include cardiovascular and weight training, cycling, scuba diving, kayaking, hiking, reading and gardening.
New Delinquency Case Filing Locations Effective April 1, 2013 for nondetained
and Effective May 1, 2013 for detained cases.
Due to budget cuts, the Kenyon Court will be closed and all arrests within the city of South Gate will now be required to be filed at Los Padrinos Juvenile Court.
All arrests occurring within the unincorporated areas of Florence-Firestone and Walnut Park will be filed at the Compton Courthouse. (LASD Century Station)
All arrests occurring within the city of Los Angeles , East of Van Ness Blvd and North of Slauson Avenue in an area primarily patrolled by LAPD 77th Street will be filed at the Compton Courthouse.
All arrests occuring within the city of Los Angeles, West of Van Ness Blvd and North of Slauson Avenue in an area primarily patrolled by LAPD 77th Streeet will be filed at the Inglewood Juvenile Courthouse.
All arrests occurring within the city of Huntingon Park will be filed at the Los Padrinos Juvenile Courthouse.
All arrests occurring within the city of Los Angeles primarily patrolled by LAPD Southesast wil be filed at the Compton Courthouse.
All arrests occuring within the city of Los Angeles and in the area primarily patrolled by LAPD Newton Division will be filed at the Eastlake Juvenile Courthouse.
Consultation by California's Premier
Juvenile Law Firm
If your child
is facing juvenile criminal charges at the David V. Kenyon Juvenile
Justice Center, please call the law offices of George Kita for a
free consultation at 626-232-0970.
Mr. Kita is a former Juvenile Prosecutor and is available to discuss
your case seven days a week.