EBCLO is proud to announce that our former intern and Class of 2016 Golden Gate University Law School graduate, Jessie Conradi, has been awarded the prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowship for her project expanding EBCLO’s legal advocacy to create access to quality mental health services for our foster youth clients. Her project is sponsored by Clorox as well as the law firm of Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton. One of only 61 Equal Justice Works projects selected nationwide, Jessie’s project aims to assist our office in identifying high risk youth earlier, advocating for appropriate services, training our social workers and attorneys and establishing a systemic coalition to address systemic deficiencies. The anticipated result is that youth will increase school attendance, decrease placement changes, be properly medicated and have reduced exposure to the juvenile justice system. Jessie holds a Masters in Social Work from the Catholic University of America and her JD from Golden Gate University. We wish her the best of luck with the bar exam this summer and look forward to her project beginning in September of 2016.