Do you know a Blue Ribbon Champion?

2017 Nominations are now closed

Winners will be announced on April 5, 2017

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance plans to honor individuals from across the Commonwealth for exceptional contributions to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Nominations for this recognition are welcome from schools, government agencies, community organizations, private practitioners, churches and other concerned individuals or groups.

Four individuals will be recognized – two (2) community volunteers and two (2) staff members who work for organizations that serve the needs of children. To make a nomination, please complete and submit the nomination form to the Blue Ribbon Champion Selection Panel by February 27, 2017.

Blue Ribbon Champion Awards winners are shining examples of people working in Pennsylvania to prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening families. The Award is an opportunity to honor champions for children across the state who work tirelessly, often without fanfare or recognition, to improve the lives of our most vulnerable citizens.

Awards Panel

Terry Clark, Director, York County Children, Youth and Families

Cynthia Figueroa, Commissioner, Department of Human Services, City of Philadelphia

Brenda Lawrence, Program Administrator, Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network

Kristina Taylor-Porter, ‎Executive Director, Children’s Advocacy Center of Centre County

Ira Weiss, Solicitor, Pittsburgh Public Schools

The PA Blue Ribbon Champion Awards are sponsored by: