Elizabeth Vorenberg (1931 – 2018)

Founding President

Elizabeth Vorenberg devoted much of her professional life to speaking for children who often are unheard or ignored.

She was a former member of the National Board of the American Civil Liberties Union and she served as Assistant Commissioner for Research, Planning and Evaluation for the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare during the Dukakis administration.

Vorenberg was Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Advocacy Center, the state’s leading child advocacy organization, where she authored the landmark study Delinquent Justice: Juvenile Detention Practice in Massachusetts.

In the 1970s, she was in charge of programs for Children in Need of Services for the Massachusetts Office of Social Services.