Youth Services Insider
Retirement Bug Hits Youth Advocacy
In 2011, the field of youth services lost three gargantuan national leaders, all of whom passed too early. There was Peter Benson, a pioneer in positive youth development; David Richart, who helped build the mousetrap for grassroots advocacy; and Peter Goldberg, who built the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities into a trade powerhouse.
Howard Davidson Leaving ABA After 37 Years
Howard Davidson, who started the American Bar Association’s Center on Children and the Law in 1978 and has led it ever since, will retire from the D.C.-based organization this summer. “After over forty years of child law work, I have decided…to retire from the ABA at the end of this June or in early July,” Davidson wrote in a statement sent to colleagues.