Jean-Robert Cadet is an advocate for children enslaved in the Haitian restavek system and the founder of Jean R. Cadet Foundation, based in the United States. Cadet was a restavek, or child servant, since he was 4 years old until he was 15, when his owners immigrated to the United States and later on dismissed him. Despite the obstacles, Cadet went on to finish high school, joined the United States army, finished university, got married and started a family and earned a master’s degree in French literature. Cadet is the author of Restavec: From Haitian Slave Child to Middle Class American.
Last update: 30/05/2016