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Merritt Schnipper '09 and Robert Hennessy '09 recipients of the Jay D. Blitzman Award

Merritt Schnipper '09 and Robert Hennessy '09 are both 2019 recipients of the Jay D. Blitzman Award for Youth Advocacy. The award is presented to a person who has demonstrated a commitment to juvenile rights, which is the hallmark of Judge Blitzman’s long career as an advocate. The award honors an advocate who has exhibited both extraordinary dedication and excellent performance to assure that children accused of criminal conduct, or otherwise at risk, are treated fairly and with dignity in the courtroom, in the community, and in the custody of the state.