Tami Steckler Named Trailblazer by National Juvenile Defender Center

Tami Steckler, the Attorney-in-Charge of the Juvenile Rights Practice, has been recognized as a Juvenile Defense Trailblazer by the National Juvenile Defender Center.

The article posted on the NJDC website states, in part, “in every reform initiative in which she participates, Tami says her most important job is “being a strong and unrelenting voice for the youth we serve at every juncture, every table, and every conversation in which their rights and liberties are discussed.”

It goes on to stress, “her belief that “children deserve lawyers who do not dismiss or judge their positions or responses, but who value their incredible abilities to think and develop strategies regarding their own lives, with their attorney’s input..believing that “while children may not always know what is best for them from an adult perspective, they do know best what they want, and the role of an attorney for a child must be to present that position to the court as zealously and completely as possible.” She has also recently joined the NJDC’s Board of Directors.