Jenn has been a volunteer with the program since 2008 and has dedicated herself to advocating for many children. Jenn continues her relationships with all of the children she serves to ensure that they continue to be advocated for even after their time in foster care is ended. Jenn is a valuable member of our program that we can always rely on.

“As a CASA volunteer, I have grown both personally and professionally in several ways. From a personal perspective, I have built many long-term relationships with the children and families that I have advocated on behalf of. From a professional perspective, I have learned a lot about the court and foster systems, the importance of stability, and the value in loving and building relationships with the children that I have worked with. The beauty of watching a child grow in a positive manner after sharing their most traumatizing moments with me is unexplainable. For those who are wondering if volunteering as a CASA is worth it, it is. Helping a child learn and feel that their voice counts is the most rewarding experience, especially for them. I have extended my heart to the CASA staff, the children, and the professionals within the system in Newport News because I learned that children who are abused and neglected need our support. Often, we are their only hope and stability, especially for those who grow up in the system.”