Kathy Wright of the New Jersey Parents Caucus will receive The Beth Arnovits Gutsy Advocate for Youth Award presented by the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN).


The Gutsy Advocate Award honors individual advocates for youth justice who embody the tenacity, vision, fearlessness and wisdom of Beth Arnovits. Elizabeth (Beth) J. Arnovits (1950-2011), Executive Director of the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency for 36 years and one of the founders of NJJN, spent most of her life working to reform the justice system for both youth and adults. Beth’s heart for second chances made a huge difference in the lives of youth, and her adventurous approach to life inspired those who worked beside her. NJJN is honored to recognize Beth, who was nothing if not gutsy, with this annual award.


The award presentation will take place at the NJJN 2019 Forum "Modeling Youth Led Advocacy” on Wednesday, July 24 in Washington, DC at 601 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001.