Assistant State's Attorney, State’s Attorney’s Office
JULIA CARDOZO is an assistant state’s attorney in the special victims division of the State’s Attorney’s Office for Montgomery County, Maryland. She specializes in investigating and prosecuting sex crimes, crimes against children, and domestic violence. Her work to seek justice for child victims has led her to become a steadfast advocate for strengthening child-neglect laws in Maryland. Before law school, Cardozo was a teacher at The Taft School, where she helped lead a group of students on a successful ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Every summer, she volunteers at the Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp, a weeklong therapeutic summer camp for children who have survived traumatic burn injuries. After noticing reading deficiencies among many of the campers one summer, Cardozo began a literacy program at the camp and is now affectionately known as the camp librarian. She has a BA from Middlebury College and a JD from the University of Maryland School of Law. She loves spending time in the Adirondack Park in New York and the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.