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
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
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
“Instant Family” not only depicts foster care and the complications of the child protection system, but it asks the audience to visit www.instantfamily.org to find out ways to help, including being a CASA Volunteer. While there is no CASA Volunteer in the lives of the kids depicted, it’s a great movie to share with someone you want
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.