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Rebecca Janowitz

Ms. Janowitz graduated with a B.A. degree from the University of Sussex, Falmer, England in 1973.  She received her J.D. degree from Loyola University Chicago in 1976.  She served as a staff attorney for South Dakota Legal Services from1977 to1979, representing indigent Native Americans in federal, state and tribal court.  She practiced law in Chicago as a partner in the firm of Pecquet and Janowitz from 1979 to 1995.  From 1995 to 2011, she worked for City of Chicago, the Chicago Public Schools and finally, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.  She focused increasingly on the role of education in reentry for people released from jails and prisons. In 2011, she joined the Cook County Justice Advisory Council as the Special Assistant for Legal Affairs.  In 2008, she received a Masters degree from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.