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Rebecca A. Horwitz

Center for Family Representation
Senior Staff Attorney
New York, NY, USA


Rebecca Horwitz has been with the Center for Family Representation since 2008. As the current Manager of Government Affairs and a Senior Staff Attorney, Ms. Horwitz assists with development efforts, including CFR’s expansion into new areas of practice like housing court, criminal court, and immigration work, conducts trainings for practitioners on a local and national level, and helps oversee CFR’s policy and advocacy efforts. During her time at CFR, Ms. Horwitz has been a member of the Young Parents Project, successfully argued appeals in the First Department and Second Departments, and assisted with trainings and the supervising of interns and new staff. Ms. Horwitz is the co-author of “Presentment vs. Protection: When Youths in Foster Care Become Respondents in Child Welfare Proceedings,” published in the January-February 2012 edition of the Shriver Center’s Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy.  Ms. Horwitz received her J.D. from New York Law School and while there, interned at the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, Lansner & Kubitschek, and the ACLU Racial Justice Project. She also spent a year as a member of the New York Law School Urban Law Clinic working on employment discrimination, special education, and school suspension cases. Prior to law school Ms. Horwitz focused on civil liberties by working with the National Council of Jewish Women and the Anti-Defamation League. She graduated from The George Washington University.
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