Mahoning Juvenile Court’s Crosby Earns Patriot Award

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Michael Crosby, a shift supervisor at the Mahoning County Juvenile Justice Center, was honored with the Patriot Award from the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, or ESGR.

Crosby received the Patriot Award because he regularly coordinated with an Air Force Reserve member’s work schedule to accommodate his training. The award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors in America’s National Guard and Reserve Force, such as providing flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and for granting leaves of absence, if needed.

“I am honored to receive this award. I support our military personnel and thank them for their service,” Crosby said.

The ESGR is a Department of Defense Program that provides free USERRA education, consultation, and if necessary, information mediation services. Through the Patriot Award, it acknowledges employers and supervisors who support and value the employment of members of the National Guard and Reserve.

“Mr. Crosby’s professionalism is an example of the Court’s commitment to USERRA, the Uniformed Employment and Reemployment Rights Act and our military men and women,” said Judge Theresa Dellick, Mahoning County Juvenile Court. “Mr. Crosby’s ability to manage shift demands is indicative of his supervisory skills. We are proud of Mr. Crosby.”

“We thank the Juvenile Court for employing a reservist because we know the demands it has upon an employer,” said Walter Duzzny, Ohio Military Outreach director. “This shows the spirit of America in support of our men and women serving in the Reserve and National Guard.”

Pictured: Ron Chambers, Justice Center Director, James Fairbanks, Michael Crosby, Walter Duzzny, and Judge Theresa Dellick.

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