Recognized for Changing Lives
Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) is acknowledged as a leader in the Criminal Justice System. She is a recipient of the Bernard S. Jefferson Judicial Education Award from the California Judges’ Association and winner of the Rose Bird Award from California Women Lawyers. She was honored as Woman of the Year by the California legislature.
Judge Hora (Ret.) Honors and Awards
2017 The International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence (ISTJ) established the Peggy Hora/Michael Jones judicial award, honoring Judge Hora and Judge Jones for their outstanding work for Therapeutic Jurisprudence.
2017 V. Robert Payant Award for Teaching Excellence given by the National Judicial College during the annual conference of the National Association of State Judicial Educators (NASJE).
2009 Chosen as a Thinker in Residence for therapeutic jurisprudence and restorative justice in Adelaide, South Australia. Judge Hora spent three months developing recommendations for the government.
2009 Rose Bird Award, outstanding woman jurist, California Women Lawyers
2008 Inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame, Alameda County
2005 Judicial Leadership and Service Award, Alameda County Probation Department
2004 Recipient of the Bernard S. Jefferson Judicial Education Award from the California Judges’ Association
2001 National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Outstanding Leadership Award
1999 Woman of the Year, State of California Legislature
1996 Distinguished Alumni, Community College League of California
1994 Outstanding Alumna Awards, Political Science Department, California State University, Hayward
1994 Community Service Award, Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Omega Chapter
1990 Associated Students of Chabot College endowment of the Judge Peggy Hora Scholarship
1989 Alumnus of the Year, California State University, Hayward
1988 Woman Helping Women Award, Soroptimist International of San Leandro
1986 The World Who's Who of Women
1986 Outstanding Bay Area Business Woman, American Business Women's Association
1985 Who's Who in California
1985 Woman of Achievement, Emeryville Business & Professional Women's Club
1984 Recipient, Reed L. Buffington, Outstanding Alumnus Award, Chabot College
1984 Woman of the Year, San Leandro Business & Professional Women's Club
1982 Legal Services National Client's Council, Valuable Service Award
1981 Outstanding Young Woman of America
1978 Woman Helping Women Award, Soroptimist International of San Leandro
1975 Finalist, Danforth Fellowship national competition
Upper row – Left to Right: Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) and Judge Brenda Harbin-Forte; Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) and Judge Delbert Gee; Law Librarian Cosette Sun and Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.);
Lower row – Left to Right: Judge Alice Lytle (Ret.) and Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.); Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) and Paul Hora, her son.