ADVOCATE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER
Olivia took on her first case in November, 2015. The case involves 3 older children, and her Supervisor, Tina, discussed the many obstacles she would face. She was up to the challenge, and upon meeting the kiddos, Olivia knew she would overcome any barriers to ensure their safety and well-being. Olivia learned the kids had endured homelessness, hunger and exposure to drug use, situations Olivia is determined to prevent in their future. Changing placements has made it difficult to keep current with educational and medical progress, however Olivia has remained persistent and makes contact with all parties on the case. She genuinely wants what is best for the kids, and has successfully advocated for family therapy. It is common for teens to be mistrustful, but Olivia's consistent visits, concern and healthy boundaries have helped her form bonds with all three.
Because of her first-hand knowledge on the case, Olivia's recommendations in court have had an incredibly positive impact on the lives of these siblings. We are all grateful for her work and commitment.Thank you, Olivia, and congratulations!