Author: Julie Borths

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Enquirer Covers Increase in Local Abuse Cases


The number of neglected and abused children coming into the Hamilton County juvenile court system has skyrocketed in the last two years. In 2015, the number of new complaints filed by county social workers to remove children from their homes spiked by 34 percent and that number is on par this year. The heroin epidemic

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Fall Fling Recognizes Extraordinary Efforts


At ProKids, we know that every day, one of our volunteers makes a difference in the life of a child. It’s no small thing. Our children have endured abuse and neglect, traumatic experiences that no child should ever have to face. When a ProKids CASA Volunteer is in a child’s life, there is a chance

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Superhero Run for Kids: 20 Years of Super Success


At the Superhero Run for Kids, capes and masks were just part of the fun as kids and kids at heart joined together to support ProKids. The humidity did not keep away hundreds of participants who ran or walked the 5K course, played in the bounce house, got their faces painted and enjoyed music, good

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Volunteers Get Ready for School Year


  Thanks to the efforts to the ProKids Young Professionals (PKYP) ProKids CASA Volunteers were able to pick up fully stocked backpacks for every one of the children ProKids serves. Crayons 2 Computers helped ProKids make sure the right supplies were in the right bags, thanks to their connections with area schools. While the CASA

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Got Some Rebellion in You?


We are closed on July 4. But during this celebration of the strength of our nation, we reflect on the words of volunteer activist, Susan Ellis: Paul Revere earned his living as a silversmith. But what do we remember him for? His volunteer work. All activism is volunteering in that it’s done above and beyond earning

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‘I Can’t Stand It’


In an op-ed published May 25 in the Cincinnati Enquirer, ProKids Executive Director Tracy Cook reminded Greater Cincinnati that all of us have a role to play in helping our community’s children be safe and to grow up to realize their potential. You can read her published remarks here. And you can read her speech from

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ProKids Community Comes Together


On May 11, the ProKids community gathered for the annual Friends of Children Breakfast. At the event, several speakers focused on the need for more volunteers to speak up for abused and neglected children in Greater Cincinnati. To bring that need to life, a short film illustrated the story of how a volunteer Court Appointed

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Reflection on ProKids Case Wins Local Student National Award


Hannah Kemble, a senior at Mother of Mercy High School who is planning to attend The Ohio State University next year,  recently received a Scholastic Art & Writing award in the personal essay/memoir category. She won an honorable mention for “In Different Shoes” based on her experience playing the role of Samantha in the 2015 Friends

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