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Virginia Corrigan

Youth Law Center
Staff Attorney
San Francisco, CA
Virginia Corrigan joined the Youth Law Center as an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Baker & McKenzie and Intel in September 2013 and became a staff attorney in 2015. Virginia’s current work focuses on a range of issues affecting children and youth, including improving conditions of confinement, reducing reliance on juvenile detention and congregate care, supports for the transition to adulthood, the treatment of minors in immigration custody, educational quality and equity, and supporting quality parenting for children and youth in the foster care system. In addition to pursuing strategic litigation, Virginia advocates for legal and legislative reforms, provides training and technical assistance to youth-serving agencies and legal service providers, and works with agencies to develop and implement systems reforms, and advocates As an Equal Justice Works Fellow, Virginia represented probation-supervised youth in extended foster care in Contra Costa County and worked to improve conditions for youth in the juvenile justice system across California. In law school, Virginia documented conditions in adult and juvenile detention facilities in Panama as a member of the Harvard International Human Rights Clinic. After graduation, she served as a clerk for the Honorable David M. Lawson in the Eastern District of Michigan.