Jorge Cabrera, Senior Director, Casey Family Programs
Jorge Cabrera is Senior Director for Casey Family Programs. Casey Family Programs is a national operating foundation based in Seattle, WA that provides direct services to foster youth and engages in collaborative and systems improvement efforts in partnership with the public child welfare system and other community organizations. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the direct services in the Casey San Diego field offices, Mr. Cabrera leads Casey’s Strategic Consulting work in San Diego and Orange Counties, California and in Puerto Rico.
Mr. Cabrera has a Masters in Social Work (MSW) degree from Arizona State University. Prior to his work in Casey, Mr. Cabrera worked in Tucson, Arizona as a family therapist with a focus on serving Latino families and children who were involved in the child welfare system.
Mr. Cabrera has a strong interest and experience in building partnerships that effectively impact the lives and well-being of children and families of color. He has been a presenter at national conferences focusing on the development of collaborative efforts that best serve kinship care families, the intersection of immigration and child welfare, the delivery of clinical services to underserved populations including commercially sexually exploited youth and trauma and healing informed care.
In addition, Mr. Cabrera serves on The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) advisory committee, which is tasked with informing the child welfare community about the research evidence for programs being used or marketed in California. He has been a Steering Committee member of the Center for Immigration and Child Welfare (CICW) which seeks to advance improved policy and practice at the intersection of child welfare and immigration issues.
In addition, he was a past member of The Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Project (CTISP), which provided leadership in the development of tools and resources to advance the capacity of systems to develop trauma informed care in the child welfare system.