Ruth Zemel Brown

  • Hosted by ACLU of Illinois Children's Initiative
  • Sponsored by Jackson Lewis LLP, Kaye Scholer LLP, Pfizer Inc.
  • Service location Chicago
  • Law school Stanford Law School
  • Issue area Children/Youth, Prisoners' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2011
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

I will advocate on behalf of children incarcerated in Illinois' youth prisons to improve their access to appropriate education and mental health services. Implementation of reforms will help incarcerated children escape the cycle of poverty and avoid further entanglement with the criminal justice system.

The Inspiration

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