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Jenna Adams serves as a Principal Program Specialist for Arlington County’s Department of Human Services. In this role, Jenna oversees efforts that serve Arlington County by addressing emergency needs of some of the community’s most vulnerable adults and families through emergency financial assistance and homeless programs. With 20 years of experience in the field of social services, Jenna’s work has focused on enhancing community partnerships, serving populations with mental health and substance abuse needs, criminal justice re-entry initiatives, restorative justice efforts, and foster care programs. Jenna also currently works as a mental health therapist, and is in the process of becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Jenna grew up in Alexandria, Virginia and continues to serve her local community as an active member in her church as a ministry officer and as a volunteer for various social justice programs. Additional opportunities for civic engagement have included working on efforts such as reinstatement of voter rights, initiatives to end senior hunger, and participation with local emergency service community programs with the Alexandria Police Department, Fire Department, and Community Services Board.

Jenna graduated from the University of Virginia with Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Psychology. Later she received her Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia and most recently completed a Master’s in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.