Abby Skeans, Esq. is an associate at The Clapham Group who is deeply committed to issues of justice. Particularly dedicated to advocating for the most vulnerable of society, her clients include The Gates Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, The College Board, and Humane Society of the United States, among others.
Prior to The Clapham Group, Ms. Skeans served with a juvenile justice organization based in Kampala, Uganda, where she worked with the Government of Uganda, Church of Uganda, and various international and local civil society organizations to craft and contribute to systemic reforms on behalf of children in conflict with the law. In 2013, she was invited to Malawi and South Sudan to explore opportunities to participate in reforms in the juvenile systems of both countries and was able to create valuable relationships between government institutions of both countries and American organizations.
Ms. Skeans is a published writer and speaker whose work has focused on the intersection of reconciliation, faith, and justice for children in conflict with the law in sub-saharan Africa. She is a graduate of Calvin College where she studied international relations and art history. She received her law degree from Regent University School of Law in 2014, where she supported the development of a Masters in Law program and built a relationship between Regent Law and various officials and grassroots partners in Uganda and South Sudan. Ms. Skeans is a member of the Washington, D.C. Bar