Biography

Sabrina Forte is a staff attorney and project co-coordinator with Bay Area Legal Aid's Youth Justice Project, which provides civil legal assistance to youth who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, including youth who have been involved in the delinquency or foster care systems.  Sabrina advocates for youth across practices areas, including public benefits, foster care and legal permanency, housing, and education.  She trains and provides technical assistance to public defenders, probation officers, social workers, youth homeless shelters, schools, and many other agencies to help them identify civil legal needs in their client population.  A former elementary school teacher, Sabrina is a graduate of Stanford Law School and also holds a bachelor’s degree in history and literature from Harvard University and a master’s degree in education from Stanford University.  Prior to joining Bay Area Legal Aid, she clerked for Judge Richard Paez on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.