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Jennifer Foutty – August 2019 Featured Volunteer
- How long have you been a CASA?
I am a new CASA. I took the training in February/March 2019 and was sworn in by Judge Galvin in March 2019. I got my first case just a few weeks later.
- What brought you to apply to become a CASA?
I have a very good friend who was a CASA for many years, and I realized through her what important work this is. I felt I had to wait until I retired in order to do my best in this role, and the week after I retired, I started my training.
- Besides being a CASA volunteer, what do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to read literature, history, and biography. I enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles. And I love to travel, although with being retired my finances don’t permit me to do that as much as I would like.
- What do you love the most about being a CASA?
The children! Now that I am in the middle of a case, it is so evident that my voice is the one speaking for the children’s interests and only for their interests. The children in my first case are wonderful and I hate that they have been through trauma. I’m so glad I can be there for them and give them a voice.
- And now for a little fun, what’s a hidden talent or unusual fact that most people don’t know about you?
I have a goal to visit all 50 states, and I only have 4 left.