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Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams is a rising second year student at Howard University School of Law. Her experience as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for two children in foster care inspired her decision to attend law school to learn how to use the legal system to create positive change in the lives of vulnerable children.

A graduate of Oakwood University with a degree in Communications, Jennifer is also passionate about using her background in marketing and copywriting to be an effectual advocate.

Jennifer is interning in the Child Welfare and Mental Health Department where she is currently reviewing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to identify provisions that will impact children in the child welfare system. She is also surveying state permanency hearing statutes to determine which states have adopted Alternative Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (APPLA) language, while cataloguing information about references to long-term and permanent foster care.

Learn about other recent CDF interns.