Advocate Of The Year
To truly advocate for someone or something, it takes passion and dedication to go above and beyond “the call of duty.” Demonstrating excellence, creativity and initiative in their endeavors while maintaining the highest standards of conduct not just once, but throughout their career is the character of this recipient. An Advocate of the Year is one who consistently makes a significant contribution to the improvement of services to help deal with family violence.
2018 Deborah Hill, Director of Project Hope, The Storehouse of Collin County
2017 Mirjana Omeragic, Senior Director of Refugee and Crime Victim Services, Mosaic Family Services
Rebecca Egelston Caso Bridge Builder Award
Many individuals in this world are recognized for their ability to “partner” or “network” – admirable qualities but ones that exemplify only a portion of the essence of this award. The ability to look beyond and to view what is in the best interest of whole, to have one’s only agenda that of an unselfish commitment to addressing the greater good; and to have the ability to bring together differing views and perspectives and create an atmosphere of collaboration…these are the gifts and contributions of a “bridge builder.”
2018 Haleh Cochran, Victim Advocate, Frisco Police Department
2017 Collin County Criminal District Attorney’s Office Domestic Violence Unit