Jennifer R. Justice is a member of the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund Board who currently serves as Vice Chair.
Ms. Justice is currently employed by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA), where she serves as Senior Vice-President, Strategic Program Development and has over 22 years of child welfare experience.
She is currently a member of DTFA’s senior management team with oversight of the organization’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program, including driving program planning, development, and implementation as well as partnership development, including building and nurturing local, state and national external relationships.
Prior to coming to DTFA, Ms. Justice served as Ohio’s Child Welfare Director for five years. During her career, she has led the program planning and policy development of child welfare programs, particularly related to protective services, ongoing services, and adoptions.
She is passionate about the Trust Fund’s mission because in her over 20 years of experience working in the child welfare field, she has seen the devastating outcomes that result from child abuse and neglect. She believes that every child deserves to grow up in a safe and nurturing family and that prevention is key.