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2019 Nominations Are Now Open

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PA Blue Ribbon Nomination Form - Statewide || PA Blue Ribbon Nomination Form - Allegheny County

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month 2019, 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. We'll also recognize a member of the media who has been a champion for kids.

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.

Who Speaks for the Child - Be a Champion

“Not one person called us.”

That’s what human service officials in Perris, California told the media when asked why they had not intervened sooner to stop the alleged serial abuse and torture of 13 innocent children there.

Of course, this story is so inexplicably grotesque that it defies comprehension on any level. The depths of depravity to which people will plunge in their mistreatment of children, among our most precious and vulnerable members of society, is incalculable and unspeakable. But speak, we must.   Read More...

2019 Awards Panel

Lori Serratelli, Esq., Schiffman, Sheridan & Brown P.C.

Sarah Finkey, Administrator, Adams County Children & Youth Services

Michael Byers, MSW, Director, The Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center, University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work

Steve Doerner, Director, Bucks County Child Advocacy Center

Amy Malen, Manager, Prevention and Community Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families, Allegheny County Department of Human Services

Join our Growing List of 2019 PA Blue Ribbon Champion sponsors:

Contact Ann Moffitt at or 800-448-4906 to become a sponsor.