Nominations Sought For YWCA Humanitarian Award

The YWCA of Palm Beach County is seeking nominations for its 2012 Barry Krischer Humanitarian Award. Established in 2008 to honor the then-retiring state attorney, the award recognizes a law enforcement, social services or healthcare professional who has gone beyond the normal “call of duty” to assist or advocate for a victim of domestic violence.

As state attorney for the 15th Judicial Circuit, Krischer made domestic violence a priority by establishing the Domestic Violence Elimination Program (DOVE), which provides advocacy to battered women upon their entry into the criminal justice system; drafting and lobbying for domestic violence legislation; and helping create the Simon C. Fireman Home Safe Center for Children to decrease the trauma to mothers and their children during child sexual abuse investigations.

The commended service must have taken place between Aug. 1, 2011 and July 31, 2012. Nominations should include the nominee’s name, title, place of employment with phone number, supervisor’s name with phone number, a one-page description of the activity or activities with the victim, and the name and phone number of the person(s) making the nomination.

The award will be presented during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Thursday, Oct. 11 at the PNC/YWCA Women in Power Luncheon at the Gardens Mall.

The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28.

For more information, or to request a nomination form, call the YWCA at (561) 640-0050, ext. 115.