2023 Leadership Prize
Please join us on May 10th along with our Co-Emcees Khaliah Ali and Jacob Ali-Wertheimer to honor our 2023 Leadership Prize winners.
Recipients of the Juvenile Law Center Leadership Prize are leading lights whose inspirational careers are beacons for future generations and whose work has substantially improved the lives of youth. This year we uplift the work of our 2023 Leadership Prize recipients, (pictured L to R):
Xavier McElrath-Bey, Speaker | Co-Executive Director of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth & Co-founder of ICAN
Amanda Alexander, JD, PhD Scholar | Founding Executive Director of the Detroit Justice Center
Peter Leone, PhD Scholar | Professor Emeritus in the College Of Education at the University Of Maryland
w/ Special Guest Marque Richardson (Actor, Activist) to help us honor the 15-Year Anniversary of our Youth Advocacy Program!
Be a Leader in Support!
Help honor, build and sustain the field of child advocacy with Juvenile Law Center for years to come. Your generous support is more important now than ever, as we respond to new challenges and threats to many hard-won reforms for youth. Recognizing and honoring the trailblazers among us is critical to creating and sustaining a better world for our youth. Sponsorship begins at $2,500. Sponsorships of $10,000 or more may be fulfilled across multiple years. Pledge by MARCH 22 to be listed on marketing and invitations!
Program Book Ad or Tribute To Honor our 2023 Winners
Support Juvenile Law Center with an ad or tribute message in our program book by APRIL 28th! Download this form or use our online form (under Sponsors). Juvenile Law Center can also build the ad for you! Contact us directly at [email protected] for assistance.
Many Thanks to Our Sponsors!
Stephen Labaton and Miriam Sapiro
Kathleen and Nicholas Chimicles
Susan Vivian Mangold and Daniel S. Mangold, MD
Aaron and Ana Zamost
Bradley Bridge and Dveera Segal
Sarah Chubb Sauvayre
Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
Robert Reinstein and M. Tay Aspinwall
Amy Schwartz and Eric Koenig
E. Rhoda Shaten Charitable Foundation
2023 Leadership Prize Selection Committee
Vincent M Southerland, Chair, Assistant Professor of Clinical Law, Co-Faculty Director, Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law, NYU School of Law
Anahi Figueroa-Martinez, Youth Advocacy Alumni Fellow, Juvenile Law Center
Judge Nancy Gertner (Ret.), Board of Directors, Juvenile Law Center
James Hoelscher, Donor Relations Manager, Juvenile Law Center
Jennifer Rodriguez, Executive Director, Youth Law Center, 2019 Leadership Prize Winner
Vincent Warren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights
About the Leadership Prize
Juvenile Law Center’s annual Leadership Prize was first awarded in 2015 to recognize individuals working to reform the child welfare and justice systems. 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.
Recipients of the Leadership Prize are leading lights whose inspirational careers are beacons for future generations and whose work has substantially improved the lives of youth. Awardees have achieved lasting change either through a lifetime of work on behalf of youth, a landmark contribution to the field of children’s rights, or exceptional efforts to shine a light on the most important issues affecting youth today. See past winners here.