YWCA Seeks Barry Krischer Award Nominations

The YWCA of Palm Beach County is seeking nominations for its 2016 Barry Krischer Humanitarian Award.

Established in 2008 to honor Palm Beach County’s 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.

The commended service must have taken place between Aug. 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16.

The award will be presented during October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

For more information, or to request a nomination form, call the YWCA at (561) 640-0050, ext. 115 or 137.