At the 2018 Fall Fling, ProKids celebrated the work of its CASA Volunteers, including some whose stories of advocating for children stood out over the past year. The annual event, which included Hamilton County Juvenile Court Administrative Judge John Williams swearing in the newest CASA Volunteers, began with Board President John Hands acknowledging how all
WCPO 9 On Your Side Careers in Media summer interns Robert Covington and Jacob Mantle produced a public service announcement for ProKids, asking the community to step up as volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates. You can see it here. These CASA Volunteers make a powerful difference for the abused and neglected children they serve, who
On Aug. 6, the Hamilton County Commissioners approved a levy to expand funding for Hamilton County Children’s Services. It is in addition to the 1996 levy, renewed in 2017. You can read details here and here.
The first endowment made to ProKids occurred in late 2015, a landmark made possible by Elizabeth “Liz” Ricci in honor of her sister, Amy Merrell. Ricci, who is from Montgomery, Ohio, created the Amy Merrell Steps to Success Endowment to remember her sister who died earlier in 2015. Ricci had learned about CASA organizations like ProKids while a
Movers & Makers featured the 2018 Friends of Children Breakfast in its recent publication.
By Tracy Cook, Executive Director On a large scale, America has gotten a crash course in child trauma. There was a lot of media attention when immigrant families were separated. But whether a child is removed from their parents on an international border or after suffering child abuse and neglect in our own community, by
Nicole and Tristan Zistler have a story to tell. It begins with Tristan’s arrival at the Zistler home when he was a baby with a head full of curls. His biological parents could not care for him; could the Zistlers? Along the way, they met a CASA Volunteer from ProKids, Suzy, who advocated for Tristan