Juvenile Law Center

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams

Juvenile Law Center Leadership Prize

Juvenile Law Center’s annual Leadership Prize is awarded to outstanding advocates working to advance the rights and well-being of youth in the child welfare and justice systems.

Recipients of the Leadership Prize are leading lights in the field whose inspirational careers have served as beacons for the next generation of advocates. Their work has substantially improved the lives of our most vulnerable youth. Awardees are advocates who have changed the field of children’s rights through a lifetime of work on behalf of youth in the child welfare or justice systems or through a landmark contribution with enduring significance. 

The inaugural recipient, Juvenile Law Center Co-Founder Robert Schwartz, not only brought Juvenile Law Center to national and international prominence over the course of his 40 years of leadership, he also helped develop the nascent field of children’s law, inspiring thousands of children’s rights advocates working nationwide. Today, Juvenile Law Center is recognized both nationally and internationally for its expertise as a trailblazer in the field of children’s rights law.

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Congratulations to the 2017 Leadership Prize Winners!

We are pleased to present the recipients of the 2017 Juvenile Law Center Leadership Prize: MaryLee Allen, Gladys Carrión, and Lois Whitman.

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2017 Leadership Prize Celebration - March 20, National Constitution Center (click to enlarge)

   

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