Jennifer has been assigned to her case for a little over 3 years now and her passion continuously grows by the minute. Originally, she was assigned to a sibling set of 4, currently she advocates for two teenage boys of that sibling set.
Jennifer is the Educational Rights holder and takes this job very seriously. She is in constant communication with the guidance counselor, either asking for schedule accommodations to fit the youngest child’s needs or following up on grades. She has reached out to the educational liaison to ensure that we are doing everything in our control to follow his Individualized Education Plan (IEP). She has also been a support for the oldest of the two as he prepares for college. When educational funding barriers surfaced Jenifer took the steps needed to ensure the process was on the right track. She does an incredible job of making sure both boys have everything they need to help them be successful in school.
Aside from the educational aspect, Jennifer always keeps the best interest of the boys in mind. She has recently encouraged therapy to begin again and has aided the whole transition to make it as smooth as possible. The child now enjoys therapy, something that he used to dread in the past. Jennifer has involved different parties to ensure the Foster Youth Bill of Rights is being respected and the boy’s rights remain protected.
Jennifer definitely plays a vital role in lives of these two boys. She offers constant support and encouragement. She believes in these two boys and she is one of their biggest fans. The impact of her work as an advocate will surpass their years as a CASA child. Jennifer definitely lives up to our new tagline “Be the Voice That Matters for Foster Youth”. Jennifer, we thank you for being that voice for these boys.