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Stephanie J. Gendell

Stephanie J. Gendell

Citizens' Committee for Children of New York
Associate Executive Director, Policy and Government Relations
New York, NY, USA


Stephanie Gendell, Esq.
Associate Executive Director for Policy and Government Relations

Stephanie Gendell supervises CCC’s Policy Associates and Government Relations work and manages CCC’s Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice portfolios. Stephanie often serves as an expert on children’s issues for the media, on panels, at legislative hearings and in coalitions, particularly in the fields of child welfare, juvenile justice, early childhood education and government relations.

Stephanie’s recent work includes co-chairing the New York State Coalition for More Family Court Judges, which successfully advocated for 25 new Judgeships statewide (the first added in nearly 20 years) and successfully advocating for the expansion of pre-k and after-school programs.  Stephanie also researched and drafted CCC’s report, The Wisest Investment: New York City’s Preventive Service System which led to the preservation of 3,000 preventive slots for families, successfully advocated for the passage of New York’s Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program, performed the analytic work for the Campaign for Children and successfully advocated to save child care and after-school for over 47,000 children.  Stephanie represents CCC on numerous task forces, committees and coalitions such as the ASFA Child Welfare Coalition, the Juvenile Justice Coalition, the Raise the Age Campaign, and the Campaign for Children. Stephanie received the 2011 NY State Bar Association Levine Award for Excellence in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare.

Prior to coming to CCC, Stephanie spent almost eight years at the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), where she was the Chief of Staff to the General Counsel and then Chief of Staff to the Executive Deputy Commissioner. Stephanie graduated with a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University and a law degree from Harvard Law School. 
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