Staff Lawyer - Drug Policy

Caitlin Shane

Pronouns: she/her/hers

— Caitlin began working in the Downtown Eastside a decade ago as an outreach and mental health worker. Before attending law school in 2013, she provided frontline services in supportive housing, emergency shelters, community kitchens, and tent cities in Vancouver and Victoria. After seeing and hearing about the ways in which the law negatively impacts the communities she worked with, Caitlin was motivated to change practices. She attended law school at the University of Victoria and University of British Columbia, focusing on social justice, disability law, and feminist legal theory.

Now, as a staff lawyer at Pivot, Caitlin works on multiple campaigns, including drug policy and homelessness, to ensure that community input remains at the heart of Pivot’s reform efforts. In her free time Caitlin is usually cooking, reading poetry, writing, and hanging out with other people’s dogs.