The Center for Youth Development through Law is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1999.  We operate in cooperation with the U.C. Berkeley School of Law, although we are funded independently.

We are grateful to our generous major sponsors:

The Mary and Stan Friedman Family
Todd and Doris Ahlsten Foundation

American Board of Trial Advocates

California ChangeLawyers

Scott R. Evans Foundation

Mark Lillge

McLaughlin Children's Trust

pH Foundation
West Contra Costa Unified School District 

Bernard E. and Alba Witkin Charitable Foundation

and many local law firms and individuals

Judge Henry Ramsey, Jr., founding board member, presenting summer program graduation certificates

Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Anitha Anne

Goodwin Procter LLP

Creighton Davis

Baker McKenzie LLP

Allyson Deraps

Associate Counsel

Burning Man Project 

Hon. Danielle Douglas

Superior Court of

Contra Costa County

Natalie Friedman


Hon. Joni Hiramoto


Superior Court of

Contra Costa County

Su-Jin Lee

Vice President and General Counsel

Popsugar, Inc.

Christina Pehl


James G. Roberts



Ariana Shaffer


Cooley LLP

Ben Therriault

Police Detective

City of Richmond

Michael Wilson

Assistant Public Defender

Alameda County

Leadership Council


Brian Barsky

Ray Cardozo

Stanley Friedman

Ben Hamburg

Hon. Brenda Harbin-Forte

Hon. Barbara Lee

Melissa Nelken

Reginald Oh

Dorian Peters

Miriam Rokeach

Winslow O. Small

UC Berkeley School of Law Faculty Advisor

Catherine Albiston


UC Berkeley School of Law

Executive Director

Nancy Schiff


Center for Youth Development through Law

2120 University Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94704

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