2017 Advocates of the Year Named

Three ProKids volunteers were recently honored at the annual Fall Fling with the Darlene Kamine Advocate of the Year award.

At the same event, ProKids CASA Volunteers were sworn in by Hamilton County Juvenile Court Administrative Judge John Williams.

The 2017 Advocate of the Year awards were presented to:

Beth Adele Katerberg, who has been a CASA Volunteer for 9 years, serving 4 children in 2 families.

Jim Lake, who has been a CASA Volunteer for 10 years, serving 9 children in 8 families.

Carol Wiggers, who has been a CASA Volunteer for 7 years, serving 7 children in 4 families.

The awards were presented by the ProKids Board President John Hands. He said the recipients represent the advocacy of all the ProKids CASA Volunteers who will serve more than 800 children in 2017. “Your commitment to the abused and neglected children in our community inspires me,” Hands said.

Tracy Cook, the executive director of ProKids, told the gathered CASA Volunteers, “Whether I meet you in court, in a class or through the stories your CASA Managers share with me, I draw such energy from your work. Even on days when we could get discouraged, thank you for not losing hope in our children.”