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Jessica Budnitz

Harvard Law School Child Advocacy Program (Co-Founder, Managing Director, and Lecturer on Law)

Expertise: Juvenile justiceChild advocacy; Law & social change


Jessica Budnitz is the co-founder of the Child Advocacy Program (CAP) at Harvard Law School.  She is a Lecturer on Law and Managing Director of the program. Before CAP, she was awarded an Echoing Green Fellowship to create Juvenile Justice Partners, a child-focused legal clinic in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For many years, Ms. Budnitz served as a Prelaw Residential Tutor in Leverett House at Harvard College. She is a 2001 graduate of Harvard Law School and a 1998 graduate of Duke University.