The Rockland County Bar Association (RCBA) selected Martha Robles, executive director of Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland, to receive its annual Liberty Bell Award. Robles was recognized for promoting a better understanding and respect for the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and institutions of government in the nation.
“Ms. Robles’ commitment to social justice and equality is what has truly distinguished her,” said Robert B. Marcus, president of the RCBA. “Ms. Robles has worked with many of the agencies throughout Rockland to help resolve crisis whether its preventing eviction, making sure food is on the table or advocating for a fair and just society.”
Robles was born in the Bronx to immigrant parents, the third of six children. She received her master’s degree in public administration from NYU and has spent more than 30 years developing and organizing programs that focus on health and human services.