Jenna is a triumphant survivor of sexual abuse, author, TED speaker, and the survivor behind Jenna’s Law. She has become a valiant warrior against 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. “I’m not scared. Don’t you be scared,” she told other victims at the time. Jenna and her family received counseling and support at the Children’s Advocacy Center.
Jenna Quinn has been an activist for 14 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 is a sought-after speaker who has traveled nationwide, sharing her unique and inspiring story with legislatures, law-enforcement, abuse-prevention groups, schools, communities of faith, nonprofit organizations, and the general public for over twelve years. 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 on child sexual abuse. 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 trainings for students and school staff. Jenna’s Law also addresses other forms of maltreatment. Moreover, Jenna’s Law was expanded to incorporate child care centers, foster care centers, child placing agencies, and universities. She also required accountability of the law through the Texas Education Code 38.0041. Again, in 2017 Jenna’s Law was recently amended to include sex trafficking prevention in schools. Since Jenna’s Law passed in 2009, over half the country has followed suite adopting a form of Jenna’s Law.
Read her newest book available on Amazon! Pure In Heart: A Memoir of Overcoming Abuse and Passing Jenna’s Law
Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose.