Julia L. Davis is the Director of Youth Justice and Child Welfare. She has spent nearly two decades advocating for vulnerable children through civil rights litigation, public policy, and philanthropy. Most recently, Ms. Davis provided consulting services to the New York City Administration for Children’s Services. She also served as a senior attorney at Children’s Rights, leading reform campaigns on behalf of system-involved youth across the country. For more than six years, she conducted research and led public health campaigns for adolescents and young adults at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Ms. Davis also served clients in state and federal government, the nonprofit sector, and philanthropy as a consultant for The Lewin Group, as part of projects to invest in and improve outcomes for children and families living in poverty. Ms. Davis is a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Children and the Law, she represents clients pro bono through the Immigrant Justice Project, and she serves on the School Leadership Team at P.S. 217 in Flatbush, Brooklyn. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and community health from Brown University and a law degree from the Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.