Congressional Advocate of the Year Awards
Congressman Dave Camp
Representing Michigan’s 4th District
CWLA honors Representative Dave Camp for his outstanding contribution to the enactment of the Protect Our Kids Act and the important leadership he provides on children’s issues as Chairman of the influential Ways and Means Committee.
Congressman Lloyd Doggett
Representing Texas’ 35th District
CWLA honors Representative Doggett for his determination and commitment to children in pushing for the Protect Our Kids Act and his vision and resolve on child welfare issues in his role as Ranking Member on the Human Resources Subcommittee of Ways and Means.
Congressman Tom Marino
Representing Pennsylvania’s 10th District
CWLA honors Representative Tom Marino for his strong support and leadership in enacting the Uninterrupted Scholars Act and for his passion for children as co-chairman and one of the founders of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth.
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Community Partnership Awards
CWLA is pleased to acknowledge the good work of individuals and organizations that work in partnership with our members to advance the safety, permanence and well-being of children.
Child Welfare Organizing Project, New York, NY
Nominated by The Children’s Village, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Mental Health Connection of Tarrant County, Fort Worth, TX
Nominated by the Lena Pope Home, Inc., Fort Worth, TX
Bishop Aaron Blake, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Harvest Family Life Ministry,Brownwood, TX
Nominated by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Austin, TX
Frederick County Circuit Court, Frederick, MD; Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., Frederick, MD; Catoctin Forest Alliance, Thurmont, MD; and Bar-T Mountainside Challenge and Retreat Center, Gaithersburg, MD
Nominated by Frederick County Department of Social Services, Frederick, MD
Paul DiLorenzo, Senior Director and Casey Family Programs, Seattle, WA
Nominated by Family Support Services of North Florida, Inc. Jacksonville, FL and
Maryland Department of Human Resources, Baltimore, MD
Anne Linnen, Community Volunteer, Chicago, IL
Nominated by Maryville Academy, Des Plaines, IL
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