Susan Leviton, Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland School of Law and OSI-Baltimore advisory board member for 15 years, will be inducted into the Baltimore Jewish Hall of Fame (BJHOF) at a ceremony on May 24th.
Leviton founded the statewide advocacy group Advocates for Children and Youth more than thirty years ago. She has a long history of law and advocacy, and she specialized in representing children in juvenile court and special education proceedings. She has received numerous awards, including the Margaret Brent-Juanita Jackson Mitchell Award by the Bar Association of Baltimore City, the American Bar Association’s Third Annual Child Advocacy Award, the Maryland Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics Child Advocacy Award and the Baltimore Chapter of Hadassah Women of Distinction Award.
Established in 2008, BJHOF honors and celebrates Jewish Marylanders whose work reflects “the universal Jewish value of making the world a better place.” The event raises money for need-based scholarships for children and families to participate in Jewish Community Center programs including early childhood, special needs and after school care programs.
Leviton is an active member of the OSI-Baltimore advisory board, which she joined in 2002. She currently serves as the Grants Committee chair.