Profile in Good: Aven M. Morrison
Aven M. Morrison is a Social Worker for the Children’s Unit at Legal Aid Service of Broward County. She has worked with Legal Aid’s Children’s Advocacy Program since its inception almost 16 years ago.
Ms. Morrison is passionate about community work in the areas of racial equality, gender identity, juvenile justice, and fighting human trafficking. She enjoys seeing how clients whom she advocated for as children, have now become successful professionals. In one particular case, a young woman whom she advocated for in the past, actually worked together with Aven as an Independent Living Coach advocating for children in the dependency and delinquency systems.
After graduating, Ms. Morrison chose to become a social worker as this would allow her to do practical advocacy for children. This advocacy finally led her to Legal Aid Service of Broward County where she met Walter Honaman, the Supervising Attorney for Legal Aid’s Children’s Advocacy Program, whom she describes as one of Broward County’s fiercest advocates on behalf of children.
“My team includes some of the brightest and most passionate young attorneys in the United States. They have taught me a lot about legal advocacy. This has been of great value for me when addressing the legal, physical, mental, and educational needs of our clients. Working at Legal Aid has allowed me to fulfill my God-given calling.” Says Aven Morrison.
Ms. Morrison was born in Clarendon, Jamaica where she taught at her Alma Mater Clarendon College for eight years, prior to migrating to the United States for higher education. Aven holds a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology from Florida Atlantic University.