Next Up for Public Policy Zoom Talks
January Contreras, JD - Founding Board Member
Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services (ALWAYS)
Thursday, May 6th, 2021, 10:00 AM
RSVP HERE by May 4th at 5:00 pm
The session is FREE.
A champion for women and children, January Contreras is the founder and CEO of ALWAYS. She has dedicated her career to serving others. January is a former Deputy County Attorney, Assistant Attorney General and Advisor to Governor Janet Napolitano.
In 2009, she joined the Obama Administration where she was a designee to the White House Council on Women and Girls and led the creation of the Council on Combating Violence Against Women to strengthen protections for immigrant victims of crime especially battered immigrant women.
She returned home inspired to represent people left behind in the justice system and launched ALWAYS to provide life-saving and life-changing legal services to vulnerable kids and young adults.
January has been recognized for her positive impact on the lives of others with honors including the YWCA Tribute to Leadership Award, Mujer Luminaria Award, Arizona List Leadership Award, the Arizona American Jewish Committee’s Judge Learned Hand Public Service Award, and the State Bar of Arizona Legal Aid Attorney of the Year.