Jack F. Trope

Senior Director

Casey Family Programs

Mr. Trope is a Senior Director in Indian Child Welfare Programs at Casey Family Programs where he works on national legal and policy initiatives to promote compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act and tribal access to the Title IV-E Foster Care and Adoption Assistance program, and to improve child welfare outcomes for children and families in state and tribal systems. Prior to joining Casey, he served as Executive Director of the Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) for more than 13 years and as Director of the Western Area Office in Albuquerque for the Save the Children Federation. Before joining Save the Children, Mr. Trope held a number of legal positions, including having been a partner with the law firm of Sant’Angelo & Trope for 8 years, a senior staff attorney with AAIA for 6 years, and an Assistant Counsel to two New Jersey governors in the 1980s. Much of his legal work has been focused in the areas of Indian child welfare and juvenile justice, as well as Native cultural preservation, including the protection of sacred lands and repatriation issues. He has worked on Indian child welfare matters since 1985.