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Jacque Yelland Steiner

(1929 - 2003)

The common thread in Jacque Steiner’s volunteer and professional work was her selfless passion for making a difference in children’s lives. She was instrumental in many legislative, budgetary, and operational advancements for Arizona’s children, tackling such complex issues as child abuse and neglect, foster care, adolescent issues, juvenile justice reform, and overall budget and policy issues in the children and family service delivery system.

Among her many accomplishments, in 1988, Steiner co-founded the Children’s Action Alliance, a non-profit research, education, and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of Arizona’s children and families. She served on the CAA Board from 1988 to 2003 where her leadership and long-term vision allowed CAA to become an important community voice for children in the state. The organization continues to advocate for children’s health, early care and education, child abuse and neglect, family income and tax reform for families. In her honor, the CAA created the Jacque Steiner Public Leadership Award for Children, to be awarded annually to public officials who have improved the lives and life chances of Arizona’s children.



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