As a lifelong Florida resident, Judge John Bowman has served as an associate judge for the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal. Judge John Bowman began his career on the circuit court in 2002 when he accepted assignment into the juvenile department division. When he joined the bench, Judge Bowman brought with him more than 20 years of community service. One organization he assisted was One Community Partnership. Created as a six-year project from 2002-2008, and used to evaluate the children's mental health care in Broward County, Florida, One Community Partnership was funded through the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration and The Center for Mental Health Services.
The partnership began when the 2000 U.S. Census revealed that with more than 400,000 children under the age of 18 in Broward County, one in ten was affected by a serious emotional disturbance, according to experts. Through its endeavors, the partnership created a network of community-based services to support the needs of youth and children who experience serious mental health issues. Public and private institutions worked together with these individuals to address linguistic and cultural needs. This allowed families and children to function well in their home life, schools, and community.
Judge John Bowman has accumulated a long record of helping streamline the judicial system to benefit children.