Jennifer Rodriguez
Executive Director at Youth Law Center
jennifer rodriguez
jennifer rodriguez
Jennifer Rodriguez
Executive Director at Youth Law Center
"I have dedicated my career as a lawyer to redefining justice for our children and youth as requiring love, parenting, and opportunity. My work is building the power of youth to drive change, and using legal strategies to bring children and youth justice, emotional and physical safety, and help them gain access to the resources they need to thrive."
2020 Champion
2020 Champion

Jennifer Rodriguez is the Executive Director of The Youth Law Center, a public interest law reform group that engages in creative advocacy including litigation, policy reform, systems change work, public education and training, and collaborative technical assistance to encourage excellence in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

She is also an attorney who has engaged in advocacy projects to ensure developmentally appropriate care for infants and toddlers in foster care, reduced the use of and improve conditions in congregate care, improved educational outcomes for system involved youth and supported connections between incarcerated young parents and their children.