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FOR RELEASE: June 29 , 2006
CONTACT: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications
405/271-5601

Nominations Due July 31 For Outstanding Work in Child Abuse Prevention

The State Interagency Child Abuse Prevention Task Force and the Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) at the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) are accepting nominations for awards to recognize persons and organizations for their demonstrated outstanding commitment and dedication to child abuse prevention in Oklahoma.

Awards will be presented at the Annual Child Abuse and Neglect Conference during Opening Session on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the U.S. Postal Training Center in Norman.

The three awards to be presented are:

  1. The 2006 Marion Jacewitz Award, which is given to recognize an individual in Oklahoma who has made significant contributions to the prevention of child abuse on a statewide level.
  2. The 2006 Outstanding Child Abuse Prevention Fund Program Award, which is given to recognize an exceptional community program funded through the Oklahoma Child Abuse Prevention Fund.
  3. The 2006 Mary Ellen Wilson Award, which is given to recognize an individual who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and dedication to child abuse prevention activities in his or her community.

Nomination forms may be requested by contacting Family Support and Prevention Services at the Oklahoma State Health Department, (405) 271-7611. Once completed, they can be e-mailed to sheriet@health.ok.gov, or you can print the form, complete and mail it to Sherie Trice, CBCAP Grant Coordinator, Family Support and Prevention Service, OSDH Family Health Services, 1000 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299.

For more information or if you have questions concerning the awards, call OCAP at 405-271-7611.

 

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