The David Prize is accepting submissions for its 2023–2024 Open Call.
Dismantling juvenile justice systems one parent at a time
- Justice for Families
- Human Rights
Jeannette is a lifelong Bronxite and champion for families grappling with the juvenile justice system. Drawing on her own experience as a parent advocate, PTA member, and mom who felt hopeless when her own child became justice-involved, Jeannette became the Executive Director of Justice 4 Families in 2020, a non-profit organization that trains families and organizations to navigate NYC agencies and systems on behalf of their kids. Outside of her work at Justice 4 Families, she has also worked as a researcher, board member, consultant and Director of Family Partnership at a number of like minded organizations. Jeannette’s vision is rooted in the Bronx, where she runs a variety of grassroots community-building and training programs. Next up are the grasstops — she’s out to ensure NYC agencies interact with families to support young people in restorative, healing ways.