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Giving Tuesday: December 3, 2019


Thank you for being a part of Giving Tuesday in support of ProKids! At ProKids, we recruit, train and support community volunteers -- who come from all walks of life -- to advocate directly for abused and neglected children in Hamilton County. Known as Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASA Volunteers, they work to make [...]

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Staff Attorney Mirrored in Hollywood’s “Dark Waters”


The lives of ProKids Staff Attorney Sarah Barlage and her husband, attorney Rob Bilott, are depicted in the new movie “Dark Waters.” The movie, which stars Anne Hathaway and Mark Ruffalo as the couple, centers on an epic battle fought by Rob over 20 years as he represented a West Virginia farmer and his family.

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“We Found Our Tribe”: Forever Families Affirmed on Adoption Day


It was a wild day with cupcakes, balloons and lots of smiles as ProKids CASA Volunteers and CASA Managers joined several families for the kickoff of National Adoption Month. The families finalized their adoptions in Hamilton County Probate Judge Ralph Winkler's courtroom. And even as parents and children went about the solemn business of becoming [...]

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Volunteer honored as Woman of the Year


Phyllis McCallum has passion for everything she does, but especially for the ProKids youth she serves. McCallum, who will be honored Tuesday, Oct. 22, as one of the 2019 Enquirer Women of the Year. You can read the article published about her in the Cincinnati Enquirer here. Phyllis is featured in this Enquirer video which [...]

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Fall Fling Celebrates CASA Volunteers


ProKids celebrated CASA volunteers at our annual Fall Fling at Maketewah Country Club. Five CASA Volunteers received the Darlene Kamine Advocate of the Year recognition and 24 new CASA volunteers were sworn in by Hamilton County Juvenile Court Administrative Judge John Williams. "Working together, we are able to provide powerful advocacy for the children we [...]

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CASA Volunteers Honored for Decade or More


For the first time, ProKids gathered its CASA Volunteers who have served a decade or longer for a special luncheon. While most volunteers in the U.S. commit to about a year of service, ProKids has about 2 dozen CASA Volunteers who have served our children for more than 10 years! Thank you!

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Junior League Tie to ProKids Featured at Museum Center


Take a left just past the dinosaurs and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Junior League in Cincinnati. ProKids is featured in the special exhibit now on display at the Cincinnati Museum Center as one of over 120 projects incubated or accelerated in The Junior League of Cincinnati: Making a Difference for 100 Years. The exhibit [...]

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Two ProKids Folks Celebrated


  ProKids Relationship Manager Shannon Yung on our staff and ProKids volunteer attorney and former board member Tom Cuni have been recognized by local organizations for their energy and commitment to our community.   Tom was recognized Aug. 28 by ProSeniors Inc. as a Senior Who Rocks. Shannon will be recognized Sept. 19 by the

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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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