Children and Family Justice Center Receives BPI Champion of Public Interest Award

May 07, 2014

The Children and Family Justice Center will be honored with a “Champion of the Public Interest Award” from the Business and Professional People for Public Interest on May 20.

BPI, a public interest and law policy center in Chicago that focuses on civil rights and social justice advocacy, established the awards to recognize organizations that affect positive change in public interest and policy initiatives. The CFJC is one of three award recipients in 2014; Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, and Chicago community leader Crystal Palmer will also receive awards at BPI’s annual dinner.

Part of Northwestern Law’s Bluhm Legal Clinic, the CFJC is a comprehensive clinical children’s law program, promoting justice for youth and their families through direct legal representation, policy advocacy, and law reform. Last year, the CFJC was one of 13 organizations recognized by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation with a 2013 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.