Marsha Levick

Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Juvenile Law Center

Marsha Levick is the Deputy Director and Chief Counsel of the Juvenile Law Center, a public interest law firm which advances the rights and well-being of children in jeopardy. Ms. Levick co-founded JLC in 1975 and served as its first executive director until 1982. In 1982, Ms. Levick left JLC to become the Legal Director of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York City and, from 1986 1988, Ms. Levick served as Executive Director of NOW LDEF. Ms. Levick worked in private practice from 1989-1995. In 1995, Ms. Levick returned to JLC, where she now manages JLC’s litigation and appellate docket, which focus mainly on the rights of children in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Nationally, Ms. Levick worked with the American Bar Association’s special taskforce to develop standards for the prosecution of juveniles in the adult criminal justice system, and currently serves on the management committee of the National Juvenile Defender Center, a joint project of the ABA Juvenile Justice Center, the Juvenile Law Center, and the Youth Law Center. Ms. Levick is a member of the adjunct faculty of both Temple University Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she co-teaches a course on juvenile justice. Ms. Levick is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University School of Law.