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Jen Cantwell

Drug Endangered Advocate
Jennifer is our Advocate for the DEC Initiative since May of 2019. Jennifer works alongside Kati, Melinda, and Lauren as well as the with Plymouth County DA’s office to provide services to children and families impacted by substance use. Much of Jennifer’s work involves training First Responders on trauma informed practices to be able to effectively respond to unique situations and ensure children and families have resources and support in their time of need.  
Jennifer is passionate about her work and feels that working with children who have been impacted by ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) gives them a stronger foundation to succeed in life, so it is very important to start early to prevent future substance use. 
Jennifer feels she has truly made a difference when looking at the tallies for those she trains in trauma informed practices knowing they can go on and inform others and truly make a change. If Jennifer could make a big, positive change to the world she would ensure everybody has a safe, warm house to live in as homelessness is a large issue currently with people cycling through shelters and waitlists for subsidized housing growing longer and longer. 
Jennifer has one son who is in college and she coached boys’ soccer from the time her son was in kindergarten all the way through high school. She believes that coaching is a foundation that not only helps those you are coaching but allows a coach to prepare for all walks of life. Jennifer started Marshfield FACTS, Marshfield’s community coalition for substance use prevention. In her spare time Jennifer writes a cooking blog and enjoys reading. 
Language: English
Program: Drug Endangered Children’s Initiative
Contact: Jennifer.cantwell@ccbrockon.org  (508)649-9490 mobile