Jim became a CASA volunteer for Voices for Children in December 2019. In September 2021, he became the Staff Advocate at the newly formed CASA of Jefferson County where he advocated for 65 children. In October 2023 Jim began the role of Staff Advocate at Voices for Children, returning home after two years. The role of full-time Staff Advocate can directly serve as a Court Advocate for up to 30 children at one time. Before volunteering for Voices, Jim worked at Hill-Rom and Wittrock Healthcare as an engineer for 39 years. He is an active member of Community Church of Batesville where he holds an elder position. Seeing how drug use affects kids and families Jim joined the Start-Up/Leadership team to bring Celebrate Recovery to Batesville. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-step program for all Hurts, Habits, and Hang-ups. Jim believes that we need to protect our most innocent, to be their voice in the darkness of abuse and neglect.