National Center for Youth Law

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At the Center — July-Sep 2013

October 1, 2013

Mae Ackerman-Brimberg Joins NCYL as a Social Justice Fellow

Mae Ackerman-Brimberg is a Social Justice Fellow at NCYL. Mae recently graduated from Columbia Law School with a dual degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work. After graduating from Stanford University in 2006 with

At the Center — Apr-Jun 2013

July 1, 2013

NCYL’s Francis Guzman Speaks at Law Day in Albuquerque

Realizing the Dream: Equality for All Francis Guzman spoke at the first Law Day ever held at the Children’s Court in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The event focused on empowering troubled youth to believe in themselves and

At the Center — Jan-Mar 2013

April 1, 2013

NCYL’s Foster Youth Education Initiative Welcomes Pete Hershberger

Pete Hershberger has joined NCYL as Manager of FosterEd Arizona. He will be responsible for planning and implementing FosterEd’s pilot project in Pima County and working to expand it to a statewide program over the coming years.

At the Center — Oct-Dec 2012

January 1, 2013

NCYL’s Foster Youth Education Initiative Welcomes Three New Members to Its Team!

Maya Cooper has joined NCYL as a policy manager for FosterEd, focusing on improving the educational outcomes for children in foster care. She will be based in NCYL’s Oakland office. Before joining NCYL,

At the Center — July-Sept 2012

October 1, 2012

Farewell to Deputy Director Patrick Gardner

NCYL bids a sad farewell to Deputy Director Patrick Gardner, who is leaving NCYL after 12 years. Patrick has started a new non-profit, the Young Minds Advocacy Project, and NCYL will continue to collaborate with Patrick on many of

At the Center — Apr-June 2012

July 1, 2012

NCYL Welcomes New Juvenile Justice Attorney Hannah Benton

Hannah Benton has joined NCYL as a staff attorney specializing in Juvenile Justice. Prior to joining NCYL, Hannah was a staff attorney and an Equal Justice America fellow at the Center for Children’s Advocacy (CCA) in Hartford,

At the Center — Jan-Mar 2012

April 1, 2012

A Conversation with Former NCYL Staff Attorney Bob Walker

Bob Walker was a staff attorney at NCYL from 1970 to 1982.  In 1982, he founded the Law Offices of Robert L. Walker focusing on family and juvenile law. In October 2011, he retired from private

At the Center — Oct-Dec 2011

January 1, 2012

Staff News

Michael Harris has joined NCYL as a Senior Attorney, working on juvenile justice issues. Michael brings significant juvenile justice experience to NCYL, particularly his expertise in collaborative reform, working with government officials and other stakeholders to achieve reform of juvenile justice systems

At the Center — Apr-Sept 2011

October 1, 2011

Erin Liotta to Join NCYL as Bridge Fellow

Erin Liotta, a summer 2010 law clerk at NCYL will be returning to the Center this fall as a bridge fellow through Berkeley Law School. Erin graduated last spring from Berkeley Law, where she volunteered at the

At the Center — Oct-Dec 2010

January 1, 2011

Former NCYL Law Clerk Kate Walker Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship

Congratulations to Kate Walker who will join NCYL in Fall 2011 as an Equal Justice Works Fellow! Kate’s fellowship project will focus on the needs of sexually exploited minors in Alameda County, California. Kate,