Jenna is a triumphant survivor of child sexual abuse, author, TED speaker, and the namesake of Jenna’s Law. She has become a valiant warrior against the sexual abuse of children and adolescents. After disclosing of the abuse she has been on a campaign ever since to spare others her torment. The first step in that campaign was sharing her story publicly only days after her perpetrator was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Jenna and her family received counseling and support at the Children’s Advocacy Center. Since 2004, Jenna has spoke at over 100 Children’s Advocacy Centers across the country and has worked with over 26 states to implement prevention education policies.
Jenna Quinn has been an activist for 15 years going back to the age of 17 when she was approached by the Dallas Morning News about featuring her story. This was paramount in her decision to speak out as a victor and not a victim.
With a master’s degree in communication studies, she has reached international audiences, sharing her unique and inspiring story with legislatures, law-enforcement, abuse-prevention groups, schools, communities of faith, nonprofit organizations, and the general public.
She has participated in both local and national radio, television, and news programs, and she has dedicated her life to preventing child sexual abuse through education and legislation.
She moved into political action in 2007, reaching out to Texas legislators about the need for schools to adopt age-appropriate curriculum requiring students and teachers to learn about child sexual abuse prevention. Texas Representative Tan Parker championed what is now known as Jenna’s Law.
In May 2009, Jenna’s Law passed the state senate unanimously making it the first child sexual abuse prevention law in the U.S named after a survivor mandating K-12 sexual abuse prevention for students, school staff, and caregivers.
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