Casey Trupin

Casey Trupin

  • Hosted by Columbia Legal Services
  • Sponsored by AT&T
  • Service location Seattle, Washington
  • Law school University of Washington School of Law
  • Issue area Children/Youth, Housing/Homelessness
  • Fellowship class year 1999
  • Program Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Casey used community education, research, policy advocacy, and litigation on behalf of Washington’s children/youth who are low-income, at risk, homeless, or in foster care.

What’s Next?

Casey is now the director for youth homelessness at the Raikes Foundation. In this role, he works on a national, state and local strategy to address, and ultimately prevent youth homelessness. Following his Equal Justice Works Fellowship, he continued working at Columbia Legal Services, ultimately serving as the directing attorney for the Children and Youth Project, advocating for at-risk, homeless and foster children and youth. Casey is a special advisor to the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Commission on Homelessness and Poverty as well as a former co-chair of the ABA’s Children’s Rights Litigation Committee. He has authored and edited numerous books and articles on at-risk, homeless, and foster children and has been awarded the ABA’s Child Advocacy Award—Distinguished Lawyer (2011) as well as a number of other national and local awards.


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