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Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Endowment Honors Former Attorney General Janet Reno

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy has established the Janet Reno Endowment to honor and promote her legacy as America’s first woman Attorney General and lifelong advocate for children and youth. The endowment will sustain programs and activities focused on the issues to which Janet Reno devoted her career. The endowment will fund efforts that enhance the ability of individuals and communities to develop child and youth-serving system reforms, foster cross-system collaboration, and honor exceptional women leaders.

The Janet Reno Endowment will include:

  • Women’s Leadership Award recognizing extraordinary women leaders who champion the causes to which Janet Reno dedicated her career.
  • Janet Reno Forums to discuss practices, research, and policy reform in juvenile justice, child welfare, and child and youth development.
  • Janet Reno Leadership Fund to support at-risk children and youth.
  • Future Policy Leaders to assist McCourt School of Public Policy students on issues related to child- and youth-serving systems reform.


The endowment is also guided by a Distinguished Advisory Committee comprising leaders such as former Attorney General Eric Holder, former Governor and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, former Governor Deval Patrick, and others.



Date Published: October 3, 2016