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The Center for Youth Development through Law is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1999. Our Employer ID Number is 94-3310546.  We operate in cooperation with the U.C. Berkeley School of Law, but we are funded independently.

We are grateful to our generous
major sponsors for 2024:

The Mary and Stan Friedman Family
pH Family Foundation
Greg Smith Charitable Fund
West Contra Costa Unified School District 
Bernard E. and Alba Witkin Charitable Foundation

and to our many other supporting

organizations and individuals

For a complete list of our 2023 donors, click here
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Hon. Brenda Harbin-Forte (center),
CYDL Leadership Council Member, with students after their Mock Trial

Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Anitha Anne

Cooley LLP

Jesse Berkowitz

Deputy Public Defender

Santa Clara County

Theresa Buckley


California Public Utilities Commission

Allyson Deraps


Levin Law Firm

Hon. Danielle Douglas

Superior Court of

Contra Costa County

Hon. Joni Hiramoto

Superior Court of
Contra Costa County

Hon. Jesse Hsieh


Superior Court of 
Contra Costa County​

Jin Im-Saeteurn

Senior Counsel

Chan & Punzalan

Su-Jin Lee

COO and General Counsel

Khiari Neal

Program Alumna '17,

Compliance and Engagement


Project Sankofa

James G. Roberts


Hon. Charles Smiley


Superior Court of

Alameda County

Cherrie Tan

Program Alumna '09,

Kimball, Tyrey & St. John LLP

Ben Therriault

Police Detective

City of Richmond

Adam Wilks

Deputy District Attorney

Contra Costa County

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, Program Alumnus

Miriam Rokeach

Winslow O. Small

UC Berkeley School of Law Faculty Advisor

Catherine Albiston


UC Berkeley School of Law

Executive Director

Nancy Schiff

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