From the Cincinnati Enquirer, March 27, 2020 At 9 years old, Monique Conyers’ parent beat her with a belt. Later, at school, Conyers gathered the courage to indicate to a teacher there was trouble at home. Then the teacher discovered wounds on her pupil’s back. The school filed a formal report with child protective services. From then on,
In 2019, ProKids directly served 1,009 children in Hamilton County, the largest number ProKids has served with volunteers. This doubled the number of children served annually less than 10 years ago, and was enabled by a record number of 310 volunteers. ProKids Executive Director Tracy Cook said the numbers represent tremendous growth for the agency.
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.
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!