YWCA Seeks Krischer Award Nominees

The YWCA of Palm Beach County is seeking nominations for its 2018 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 or organizational unit that has gone beyond the normal “call of duty” to assist or advocate for a victim of domestic violence.

Krischer made domestic violence a priority by establishing the Domestic Violence Elimination Program (DOVE), providing 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, 2017 and July 31, 2018. 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 making the nomination.

The award will be presented at the YWCA’s Down South Luncheon at the Kravis Center on Oct. 10 during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

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