ABOUT US

“Kids could have no better guardian angel.”

National Review

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True change is neither simple nor swift – that’s why we’re here. Too many American children suffer brutality and death as a result of weak laws or poor compliance with good laws. We believe children should be safely and quickly reunified with family when possible, foster care should be temporary, and adoption, when necessary, should proceed without delay.
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OUR LEADERSHIP
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DARCY OLSEN
Founder & CEO

“We have newborns sleeping in offices,” the social worker told me. “If you could open a crib, we’d be thankful.” So, instead of fostering a teen as I’d planned, I left the hospital cradling an abandoned infant. In a few short years, I’d taken home 10. My work honors the brief life of our eighth baby. Unable to recover from the abuse he'd suffered, Able lived just 56 days.

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TIM KELLER
Senior Vice President and Legal Director

"As a father, I would have given anything to protect our foster daughter from what she endured,” said Tim. Through Gen Justice's public interest legal work, Tim seeks to vindicate the constitutional interests of children to be free from severe abuse, and he fights for their right to be safe, secure, and promptly placed with permanent parents.

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ANN TREDWAY

Executive Director

Ann joined Gen Justice as a founding team member, offering her expertise in management, operations, and fundraising. Ann’s work honors the memory of her stillborn son, William. Ann believes all children should have the chance to grow up safe and loved.

 

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AWARD-WINNING ADVOCACY

 

Arizona Capitol Times "Best of the Capitol" Best Charity Honoree 2021
 

Arizona Capitol Times Leader of the Year in Public Policy Award 2021
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Adoption Excellence Award 2020
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Arizona Capitol Times Women Achievers of Arizona 2020
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Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute Angel in Adoption 2020

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Gregor G. Peterson Prize in Venture Philanthropy 2019
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board of directors

William Coats
The Leona Group, LLC

Alan P. Dye 
Webster, Chamberlain & Bean

F. Phillips Giltner
Shamrock Foods

 

Renee V. Giltner
CPA

Mike Haller
Haller Group, PLC

Sandy Leong 

Sandy Leong Jewelry

Celia McClelland
Shamrock Foundation

Darcy Olsen
Gen Justice

Carrie Tynan
Adolph Coors Foundation