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Superheroes to the Rescue!


On a super summer evening, ProKids supporters turned out to lend their superpowers to the abused and neglected children our agency serves. Thanks to the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Superhero Run for Kids has brought hundreds of thousands of dollars to ProKids over more than 20 years. A video [...]

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New Volunteers Sworn In at Breakfast Event


ProKids Court Appointed Special Advocates, known as CASA Volunteers, who recently completed their training, joined the ranks at the recent Friends of Children Breakfast. Sworn in by Hamilton County Juvenile Court Administrative Judge John Williams, the CASA Volunteers accepted the challenge to speak up for the abused and neglected children to whom they are assigned.

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Long-serving Volunteers Celebrated


ProKids invited an astonishing 1 in 4 of its CASA Volunteers to a very special National Volunteer Month luncheon, honoring those volunteers who have advocated for abused and neglected children for five years or more. With 26% percent of its volunteers achieving this milestone, ProKids breaks the standard for volunteerism Board President Bob McMahon told [...]

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April Celebrations for ProKids


ProKids Executive Director Tracy Cook and volunteer ProKids attorney Tom Cuni, who is also a former board member and board president, recently received honors from the community. Tracy was given Insuring the Children’s Jerry Clark Humanitarian Award for her outstanding contributions in helping children be safe. The organization noted that       recipients: dedicate their

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Board Officers Take on New Roles


Attorney Bob McMahon will serve through March 2021 as the president of the ProKids Board of Trustees.  In its March meeting, the board approved the following officers to serve two-year terms: JoAnn Hagopian, Vice President Wynndel Watts, Secretary Steve Moser, Treasurer John Hands, who served as president for the last two years, moved to the

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Trauma Hits Caseworkers as Well as Children


The Cincinnati Enquirer posted this article and this video on March 6, focusing on the trauma of county caseworkers. The Cincinnati Enquirer published the below op-ed in its publication on March 14. ProKids Executive Director Tracy Cook had this reflection: Anyone who has been alongside someone who is suffering knows too well how deeply we can feel

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Rhinegeist Night Adds to Endowment


At the Rhinegeist in Over-the-Rhine, ProKids friends and family members of Amy Merrell gathered to celebrate her life, the "Amelia" beer brewed in her honor, and the continued funding of the Amy Merrell Steps to Success Endowment for ProKids children. To learn more about Amy Merrell, click here.   Rhinegeist Night 2019

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