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Our Leadership

Honorable David R. Workman


Kim ClarkJudge David Workman was elected to the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas bench in November 2003. He received his B.S. from Pennsylvania State University, his Master’s degree in Judicial Administration from the University of Denver School of Law and his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law.  

Judge Workman served as District Court Administrator of Schuylkill County and Director of the Lancaster County Domestic Relations Office in Lancaster County as well as a Master for Dependency Matters in Lancaster County.

He currently serves as the Administrative Lead Judge in Juvenile and Family Court in which he has served for his entire Judicial career.

Judge Workman is the past President of the Juvenile Section of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges and served as Chairman of the Family Law Section for eleven years. Chief Justice Saylor appointed Judge Workman to chair a committee to make recommendations to review Domestic Relations fees which resulted in Pa Supreme Court Rules expanding access to Pennsylvania citizens. Chief Justice Baer has appointed Judge Workman to serve as Co-Chairman of the statewide divorce fees committee. 

Judge Workman was appointed by Governor Tom Wolf to serve as a member of the Juvenile Court Judges Commission on which he currently serves as its Chairman.

Judge Workman is the recipient of the President’s Award and the Robert Stewart Award as statewide recognition from the Domestic Relations Association of Pennsylvania and received the Distinguished Service Award for a Court Officer from the Pennsylvania Partnership for Juvenile Services in October 2020. Judge Workman and his wife have also received the United States Angels in Adoption Award.

Judge Workman and his wife, Gail, have been married for forty-five years and have four adult children and four grandchildren.

He is a frequent lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and speaks often at local community groups, schools, and colleges. He spearheads the Courts Disproportionate Minority Community members, a local organization initiative involving numerous community organizations.

Judge Workman is involved in his church and community and is committed to helping youth and families.


Robert J. Tomassini, Executive Director

Robert Tomassini is the Executive Director of the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission (JCJC).  Mr. Tomassini began his career in 1987 as a juvenile probation officer in Adams County, PA and was promoted to Deputy Chief Juvenile Probation Officer in 1991. In 2010, he was promoted to the positon of Director of Juvenile Probation Services in that jurisdiction. 

In 2013, Mr. Tomassini was hired by the JCJC as Director of Administration and Grant Programs, overseeing the agency’s operating budget as well as management of the agency’s Juvenile Probation Services Grant Program, which provides nearly $18 million of state funding to juvenile probation departments across the commonwealth.

In July 2015, Mr. Tomassini was promoted to the position of Director of the JCJC’s Center for Juvenile Justice Training and Research (CJJT&R) located at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. The CJJT&R houses the agency’s training, graduate education, data collection and analysis, research, balanced and restorative justice, and detention monitoring programs.

In 2016, Mr. Tomassini was promoted to the position of Deputy Director of the JCJC. This position is responsible for assisting the Executive Director in the development, implementation, and direction of programs in the areas of juvenile court policy and practice and juvenile probation policy and practice. In this role, Mr. Tomassini also served as the project coordinator of Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy (JJSES), a statewide initiative introduced to sustain and enhance activities begun under Models for Change and to implement evidence-based practices at every stage of the juvenile justice process. 

In July 2022, Mr. Tomassini was promoted to the position of Executive Director of the JCJC. 

Mr. Tomassini holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Administration of Justice from Shippensburg University.