Jason Allen

Program Manager | BE BOLD | High-Needs CASA

Jason has been with Child Advocates of Placer County since 2017.  He has over 15 years of experience working with children and families in various communities, with a focus on high needs/risk youth with significant mental health, severe emotional and behavioral, and youth with juvenile corrections challenges.

Based on my previous experience working with youth and families, joining Child Advocates was an easy decision after relocating back to California.  It is important to me that they see someone willing to invest them and meet them where they are, help to build their capacities, and empower them to be able to take ownership back over their own lives.  Programming through Child Advocates has allowed me to do what I do well and continue helping those who at the moment, may not be able to advocate for themselves. Being in a position to jumpstart our youth and families rebuilding their sense of purpose, family, and community and watching the growth that comes from their ability to see their strengths is the outcome I hope to see doing this work.  To me, it is about being able to give back. We all did not get to where we are without a little help from others who saw the potential in us, even when we did not recognize it in ourselves. Now it is my turn to pay it forward.