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Juvenile Justice Scholarship Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to our 2019 winner Darrah Blackwater! 

Darrah Blackwater grew up in Farmington, New Mexico. She is currently pursuing her J.D. at the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law and also working at the Department of Interior as an intern under the Inspector General. A few years ago, after undergrad, Darrah orchestrated a teen outreach program in the Navajo Nation during which she observed the impact being a good role model can have on young boys and girls. During this time, she taught the teens tennis, as well as led lessons on nutrition education. Later on, during law school, Darrah took part in a Juvenile Teaching Program where students would visit a nearby juvenile detention center for the weekend. This program was to teach the students about the law. Darrah utilized what she learned during this time to create a community-based program that aimed to lower recidivism rates in youth. The program she created pushed these young adults to fulfill their responsibilities, perform good work, and encouraged them to take care of others. Darrah’s mission in life is to serve the underserved, and she is learning how law can help her do so more effectively. In her free time, she enjoys traveling the world, playing tennis, writing, and hiking with her dog, Kai.

The Law Offices of Mark Sherman wants to reward and recognize individuals such as Darrah who are making a real difference in the world of Juvenile Justice! For more information on the Juvenile Justice Scholarship, you can visit our page here.

In her own words: “I am so honored to be a recipient of the Mark Sherman Juvenile Justice Scholarship. I wrote about the juvenile justice on the Navajo Nation because it is important to find the best ways to support the next generation. I’m thankful for Mark Sherman Law’s support as I continue my studies.”