Judge Jeri Beth Cohen
Academic/Professional Honors
2013 Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Celebrating the Accomplishments of Jewish Women in Florida, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
2012 Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Mother Teresa Award of Appreciation
2012 Community Advocate of the Year, Florida Guardian Ad Litem Foundation
2010 Children’s Hero Award, Family Resource Center of South Florida
2009 Visionary Award, Miami-Dade Community Based Care Alliance, 4th Annual Regional Child Welfare Conference
2008 Mentoring Award, Youth Shine
2008 Community Affairs Judicial Award, Jewish Federation
2008 Day Of The Child Appreciation Award
2007 The South Florida Council Child & Adolescent Psychiatry for Outstanding Contributions to the Mental Health Needs of the Children & Families of Dade County, Florida
2007 Phoenix Award, American Association of University Women
2003 Eleventh Judicial Circuit Certificate of Appreciation, "Building a World Safe for Children"
2003 Monsignor Walsh Outstanding Human Services Professional Award, United Way of Miami-Dade
2003 The Kartika Award, Victims Rights Week Award
2003 Friend of the Field Award, Florida Association for the Treatment of Opiod Dependence
2003 Honoree, Women Who Make a Difference, Junior League of Miami
2002 Most Valuable Protector Award for Child Advocacy, Voices for Children
2001 Gladstone Award for statewide Child Advocate of the Year
2001 Pioneering Woman of the Year Award, In the Company of Women
2000 Miami Law Women, Distinguished Service, Contribution through Judicial Process Award for the Welfare of Women & Children
1998 Adjudicatory Award, National Commission Against Drunk Driving for the Miami-Dade County Recidivism Project
1998 Circuit Court Chair's Award for Excellence for the Miami-Dade DUI Recidivism Project, Conference of Florida Circuit Judges
1996 Distinction Award, Mothers' Against Drunk Driving
1996 Judicial Leadership Award of Excellence, Miami Dade Women's Association
1995 Award of Honor, Mothers' Against Drunk Driving
1995 Distinguished Leadership Award, County Court Conference
1994 Award of Honor, Mothers' Against Drunk Driving
1993 Meritorious Service Award, AMIT Women
1993 Women Worth Knowing Award, City of Miami Beach
1993 Finalist, Up & Comers Award
1992 Honor Roll, American Civil Liberties Union
1992 Exemplary Service Award, League of Women Voters
1991 Finalist, Up & Comers Award
1991 Humanitarian Award, Northeast Dade Involved Democrats
1990 Humanitarian Award, Florida Abortion Rights Action League
Commitees and Community Service
2013 Chair, Florida Association of Drug Court Professionals
2009-2012 Chair, State-wide Dependency Court Improvement Project, State of Florida
2008-present Chair, Community Based Care Alliance for Miami-Dade County
2006-2007 Chair, Community Based Care Alliance, Legislative Committee
2011 Senior Judicial Fellow for the National Drug Court Institute
2010 Member, Committee to Nominate Statewide Guardian Ad Litem
2010 Member, Agency Support Committee, Greater Miami Jewish Federation
2010 Board Member, Florida Association of Drug Court Professionals
2010 Executive Board Member, South Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc., Managing Mental Health and Substance Abuse Entity for Miami-Dade County
2010 Member, Families and Children in the Court Steering Committee
2010 Member, Dependency Data Elements Workgroup
2009-present Advisory Board Member, University of Miami Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
2009-2012 Member, Judges’ Advisory Board of the Therapeutic Jurisprudence Center, University of Miami School of Law
2008-2010 Board Member, Research and Reform for Children in Court, Inc.
2007-2008 Member, Florida Supreme Court, Supervised Visitation Standards Advisory Committee
2006-2010 Member, A Girls' Place Planning Committee, University of Miami Miller School Medicine
2005-present Honorary Board Member, The Sundari Foundation, Inc.
2004-2006 Member, International Board of Overseers, The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies
2003-2006 Board of International Overseers for Tel-Aviv University
2001-2002 Member, Behavioral Health Services Integration Workgroup
2000-2002 Board Member, The Education Fund, Serving the Miami-Dade Public Schools
1999 Co-Chair and Education Chair, National Association of Women Judges Conference
1999 Advisory Planning Committee, National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Juvenile Drug Court Conference, Phoenix 2000
1999-2001 Governor's Task Force, Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse
1999-2001 Advisory Board, Kristi House, Inc.
1998-present Faculty, Florida Advanced Judicial College
1998-2000 Advisory Board, University of Miami Center for Treatment and Research on Adolescent Drug Abuse
1997-1998 Co-Chair, Florida Bar Special Committee on Gender Equality in the Profession
1995-1996 Member, Florida Supreme Court Gender Bias Study Implementation Commission
1994-1999 Member, Florida Bar Special Committee on Gender Equality in the Profession
1994-1998 Member, Criminal Jury Instruction Committee for the State of Florida
1994-1998 Member, Florida DUI Review Board
1992-1996 National Association of Women Judges
1989-1992 Board Member, American Jewish Committee, Miami, Florida
1980-1982 Board Member, American Jewish Committee, Washington, D.C.
1979-1982 Associate Director, Union of Counsels for Soviet Jews, Washington, D.C.
1979-1982 Co-Director, Robert F. Drinan Human Rights Information Center in Madrid, Spain, Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Union of Counsels for Soviet Jews