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Judith Sandalow, Executive Director
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Judith Sandalow joined Children’s Law Center as Executive Director in January 2000. Under Ms. Sandalow’s leadership, CLC has grown from a staff of three to a staff of 80. Together with the assistance of hundreds of pro bono attorneys from dozens of area law firms, CLC helps more than 2,000 at-risk children and families in the District each year. Ms. Sandalow graduated from Yale Law School in 1990 and returned to the District of Columbia as a Juvenile Justice Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center. After starting a juvenile clinic at DC Law Students in Court, she developed a successful criminal defense practice specializing in representation of juveniles charged with serious crimes. Ms. Sandalow is a foster and adoptive parent. She was a 2007 winner of the Meyer Foundation Exponent Award which recognizes strong and effective nonprofit leaders with a track record of accomplishment. Ms. Sandalow was also named one of Washington’s Most Influential Women Lawyers by the National Law Journal in 2010. Ms. Sandalow is a founding board member of the Foster and Adoptive Parent Advocacy Center, a member of the Leadership Washington class of 2004 and serves on the Advisory Board of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute. Read Judith's blogs on Huffington Post DC.

Judith Sandalow
Judith Sandalow

The Health Access Project is a phenomenal program we have here at our health center that allows us as physicians to supplement the services we provide to our patients.

-Dr. Alsan Bellard
Medical Director,
Children’s National Medical Center,
Children’s Health Center of Southeast DC

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