Naudia Williams, a 2014 graduate of Swarthmore College, received the fourth annual Swarthmore College Edgar and Jean Camper Cahn Law and Social Justice Award on Sunday, June 1, 2014. She was honored by the Legal Services to the Public Committee and the Pro Bono Office of the Pennsylvania Bar Association for her work supporting youth courts run by high school students in the Chester Upland School District.
David Trevaskis, Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Coordinator, and Gregg Volz, Regional Youth Court Support Center Director at EducationWorks, presented the award to Williams along with Swarthmore College Professor Ben Berger and Maurice Eldridge, Swarthmore College Vice President for College and Community Relations and Executive Assistant to the President. The Cahn award is given to a Swarthmore College student or alumnus whose work advances youth court and whose character typifies the values demonstrated by Jean and Edgar Cahn.
Williams’ is the fourth Edgar and Jean Camper Cahn Law and Social Justice recipient. The award celebrates her commitment, and that of the award’s namesakes, to social justice.