Tara Ford is the co-director of Pegasus Legal Services for Children, a non-profit organization in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has been involved in children’s issues for over fifteen years and has worked with many courageous and dedicated parents and caregivers who strive to ensure that children have what they need at home, in their schools and communities. In 2005 the State Bar of New Mexico recognized Ms. Ford for her “Outstanding Contribution to People with Disabilities.” She was also awarded the 2004 Children’s Champion in Legal Advocacy from Parents for Behaviorally Different Children. Pegasus Legal Services for Children was awarded the 2006 Justice Mary Walters Award from the UNM Women’s Law Caucus and the Henrietta Pettijohn award from the NM Women’s Bar Foundation. Ms. Ford is a graduate of Stanford Law School.