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January F E Contreras

Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services

January Contreras is the founding CEO of Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services (ALWAYS) and an attorney committed to advancing the interests of women, children, and families in Arizona. January previously served as the Interim Director of the Halle Center for Family Justice, and before that as the U.S. Ombudsman for Citizenship and Immigration Services. January also served as a Senior Advisor to Secretary Janet Napolitano and as a designee to the White House Council on Women and Girls. She used her leadership posts to launch the Combating Violence Against Women Initiative, which resulted in new training and resources to support the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed against immigrant victims. January’s career began as a Deputy County Attorney and Assistant Attorney General in Arizona. January earned her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Arizona. She is the proud mom of two growing sons and recently celebrated her 22nd anniversary. 10.2016