Passionate for children, supportive, very enthusiastic.
A typical day at work consists of attending juvenile hearings, developing trainings, appointing volunteers to child abuse cases, monitoring cases and data input, working with system partners, and community awareness. Training volunteers, public speaking, research and report writing are a minimum of quarterly events.
I learned about the child welfare system, Juvenile justice system, the disrupted development of children's brains, mentoring at risk youth, mental health issues, and procedures/policies of other system partners.
The District Attorney is my direct supervisor and my program is under the umbrella of Polk county. All involved have supported and encouraged all my work, and have enjoyed how my work added to the positive Polk County services.
The hardest part of the job is grant writing. The most enjoyable part of the day is interacting with all the volunteers, co-workers, and working with system partners.