Amada Crespin, MSL
EMPOWER Program Manager
Amada Crespin, MSL, MS received her MSL degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (Pitt Law) and her MS in Justice & Public Policy from American University, where she is also a member of Alpha Phi Sigma--AU's Criminal Justice Honor Society. Before coming to work for CASA DC, Amada was a CASA herself for 5 years in Allegheny County and Southern Maryland, where she was also a CASA Supervisor. Amada has worked in a variety of settings including a residential facility, inpatient hospital, and a juvenile detention center. Amada enjoys working for CASA because she believes that the work her CASAs do is critical to each case and as a manager, she wants to help CASAs provide high-quality advocacy.
Amada is the program manager for EMPOWER, a program she designed and launched in January 2020. EMPOWER provides specialized advocacy for youth who are survivors of suspected or confirmed human trafficking, sexual abuse, and sexual violence. EMPOWER also accepts referrals for youth who are at high risk for human trafficking.
Outside of work, you can find Amada training for a half marathon, hanging out with her friends, or spending time with her 2 dogs.