Jacob D'Annunzio, JD
Mr. D’Annunzio is a managing attorney of the Parents Representation Program at the Washington State Office of Public Defense (OPD). He began his career as a public defender at the Skagit County Public Defender. Here, besides working with juvenile and dependency cases, he was involved in creating the Family Treatment Court, working towards increasing visitation available for families, and working toward a foster mentor program. Prior to joining the team at OPD, Mr. D’Annunzio worked at the Court Improvement Training Academy (CITA) providing training and support to attorneys and judges working in dependency and termination cases. He held a second position with the Society of Counsel as an attorney representing parents and children at Shelter Care hearings. Mr. D’Annunzio serves on the Children, Youth, and Family Services Advisory Committee, Washington State’s Citizen Review Panel, and various other committees where he works towards improving the state’s child welfare system.