Miranda Martinez experienced over thirty foster homes, two group homes, and juvenile hall ranging from the central valley and as far north of California, all while placed in California’s foster system.


Despite having a kidney disease, Miranda is active in her community. She currently sits on two different Juvenile Justice panels.She focuses on girls in juvenile hall who are struggling with drugs, human trafficking, gangs, and depression. Miranda is currently employed at a nonprofit organization called CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocate. Along with many great achievements, Miranda has recently completed her AAS in Crimnology in which she will utilize her past experience in continuing to help young youth that are in distress, and struggling with the criminal justice system. She plans on continuing her education. Miranda’s future plans include helping to spread awareness about the foster care system and the children who go through it.  


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2018 Outstanding Young Leaders