Juvenile Law Center

Executive Director
Deputy Director and Chief Counsel
Associate Director
Child Welfare Policy Director
Senior Supervising Attorney
Staff Attorney
Staff Attorney
Staff Attorney
Staff Attorney
Staff Attorney
Zubrow Fellow
Zubrow Fellow
Juvenile Life without Parole Fellow
Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow
Development Associate, Donor Specialist
Litigation Paralegal
Development Associate, Database Specialist
Secretary
Youth Advocacy Program Manager
Marketing Manager and Digital Strategist
Director of Development
Youth Advocacy Program Manager
Director of Communications
Director of Operations
Co-Founder and Executive Director Emeritus

Katy Otto

Director of Communications

Katy Otto joined Juvenile Law Center in 2016. With a background in communications, development and government relations, she is responsible for the organization’s overall messaging strategy and implementation. Prior to coming to Juvenile Law Center, Katy worked at a number of organizations dedicated to social justice issues – reproductive health and rights, sexual violence prevention, intimate partner violence, homelessness, and veterans’ issues. She has also worked with arts organizations as both a staff member and a consultant. Katy has a BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Master's in Nonprofit Management from Trinity University in Washington, D.C.

Katy has played drums in touring bands for twenty years and currently plays in two Philadelphia bands – Trophy Wife and Callowhill. She has run an independent record label Exotic Fever Records for over sixteen years. She freelances occasionally as a cultural/music writer and has taken part in panels nationally on music as a vehicle for social change. She serves on the Board of Directors for Philadelphia experimental theater company, New Paradise Laboratories.

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