Kate Walker joined NCYL in September as an Equal Justice Works Fellow. She is focusing on reducing the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the Bay Area. A graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law, Kate interned at Alliance For Children’s Rights in Los Angeles, and was a volunteer at the Los Angeles Superior Court Self-Help Clinic. As a law student, Kate was on the board of the Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, and served on the board of Iowa’s Equal Justice Foundation. She also spent a semester at the University of Iowa Student Legal Clinic to address university students’ legal needs. Kate graduated from Pomona College with a degree in Public Policy Analysis with a focus on psychology.
NCYL bids farewell to Mikaela Rabinowitz and Patricia Soung, juvenile justice policy advocate and attorney, respectively. Mikaela has taken a new position at Resource Development Associates (RDA) and Patricia will be representing individual juveniles who are appealing their delinquency adjudications.
Deferred associates Sara Madge and Erica Turcios have completed their one-year positions at NCYL and have gone to work at their respective firms. Sara is an associate at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston. At NCYL, she worked to improve access to mental health care for children in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. She also working on issues related to adolescent health care, particularly on consent and confidentiality laws. Erica is an associate in the San Francisco office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. At NCYL, she was a member of the litigation team for TR v. Dreyfus, a civil rights lawsuit against Washington state for failure to provide adequate care to children with serious mental health problems. She also worked on other issues involving child welfare system reform.