Stephanie Gendell, Esq.
Associate Executive Director for Policy and Government Relations
Stephanie Gendell supervises CCC’s Policy Associates and Government Relations work and manages CCC’s Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice portfolios. Stephanie often serves as an expert on children’s issues for the media, particularly in the fields of child welfare, juvenile justice, early childhood and government relations.
Stephanie’s recent work includes researching and drafting CCC’s report, The Wisest Investment: New York City’s Preventive Service System, successfully advocating for the passage of New York’s Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program, successfully advocating for $150 million in restorations for child care and after-school programs, and continuing to advocate for a much-needed increase in the number of Family Court Judges. Stephanie represents CCC on numerous task forces, committees and coalitions such as the ASFA Child Welfare Coalition, the Juvenile Justice Coalition, Judge Kaye’s School-Justice Partnership, and the Advisory Committee on Pregnant and Parenting Teens. She is the Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Council on Children. Stephanie received the 2011 NY State Bar Association Levine Award for Excellence in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare.
Prior to coming to CCC, Stephanie spent almost eight years at the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), where she was the Chief of Staff to the General Counsel and then Chief of Staff to the Executive Deputy Commissioner. Stephanie graduated with a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University and a law degree from Harvard Law School.