Elizabeth Wachs

Juvenile Justice Advocate

New York, New York and Rhinebeck, New York

 

While working at a residential treatment center for boys, Elizabeth saw the lack of education and opportunity afforded these young people and the injustice in the juvenile justice system.  Years later, she was a founding Board member of Youth Represent. Internationally, she follows through on her commitment to youth justice by funding community groups which enable the disenfranchised to advocate for their civil and human rights, support themselves, and enrich their communities.