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Children’s Court President.

The Victorian Government has today announced the appointment of Magistrate Jack Vandersteen as the next President of the Children’s Court and as a Judge of the County Court.

Mr Vandersteen served as a Magistrate for the past 11 years, during which time he fast-tracked family violence matters and overhauled listing practices as Regional Co-ordinating Magistrate for the Dandenong Region.

The College welcomes Judge Vandersteen as a member of the Judicial College of Victoria's board and thanks Judge Amanda Chambers for her work with the College during her time as President. 

His appointment will commence on 1 January 2021, following the retirement of current President Amanda Chambers.