Judge Donald Jorgensen, '70, honored as Domestic Violence Advocate

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Retired South Central District Judge Donald Jorgensen has been honored for the work he did addressing domestic violence and advocating for children.

Jorgensen, who ended a three-decade career behind the bench in July, was presented with the "Love Without Fear" award from the Abused Adult Resource Center in Bismarck.

Tamara Barber is the chair of the center's board of directors. Barber says Jorgensen was extremely fair to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Barber adds that Jorgensen was also a strong advocate for children, supporting the development of visitation centers.

The Kenmare native is a graduate of the University of North Dakota law school. He served in the Southwest Judicial District before transferring to the South Central District in 1995. He was first elected a district judge in 1984.