Christy Van Gaasbeek

Christy Van Gaasbeek has been the ORPC’s Training Director since January 2019. As Training Director, Christy designs and implements training programs for the attorneys, social workers, and parent advocates who represent indigent respondent parents. Christy‚Äôs goal is to ensure fair treatment for parents in the child welfare system through educating and empowering the professionals that represent them. Christy has dedicated her legal career to working with underserved populations, through the representation of both respondent parents and the criminally accused. Prior to her work for the ORPC, Christy worked as a public defender and private criminal defense attorney, where she learned the important difference a zealous advocate can make for the people they represent.