Meet David

Seventeen-year-old David has been in DCF custody for two years following the death of his mother, his grandmother’s illness, and the lack of other family members to care for him. David has significant intellectual disabilities and will be in the long-term care of the state. His CASA volunteer Jean, is in regular contact with his clinicians at his facility, attends court hearings to monitor his medications, and regularly attends David’s basketball games and school plays to cheer him on. Her presence counts for David as she is the only one in the audience there to see him. He proudly presented her with a signed cast photo of himself after his latest theater performance. He also asked to have his picture taken with her to hang on the bulletin board in his room. Jean plans to remain in his life cheering him on for many years to come.