Who are the Honorees?
2012 Tribute Award
Each year we honor an individual or organization that has demonstrated compassion, courage, and vision in mitigating violence against women and children.
This year the award goes to:
Tonia Hunt and The Children's Center
We honor Tonia as well as her board and staff for their vision of a beautiful, trauma informed environment with state of the art forensic equipment and their tireless efforts to raise over four million dollars to make it a reality. Additionally, and very importantly, we honor that they have shined a spotlight into the dark corners of our society bringing justice to children who have suffered unthinkable abuse, increasing offender accountability, and strengthening community engagement.
2012 Triumph Award
The Triumph Award celebrates the amazing women who have the courage to overcome the effects of domestic violence and/or sexual violence, the vision to make a successful and fulfilling life, and the compassion giving back to her community.
This year we will honor:
Dixielynn has triumphed over her circumstances and works to make others aware of the effects of intimate partner abuse and rape. She courageously speaks out not only on behalf of CWS but is also a crusader, challenging the stereotypes and attitudes of society allowing the broader community to understand what survivors experience in their lives. Through this she offers hope to others who might walk a similar path.
2011 Ally Award
Each year we honor a person or organization that courageously and compassionately dedicate their time, skill, or resources to mitigating violence against women. This year we will celebrate the work of :
Clackamas County Sheriff's Department Lethality Assessment Program
Working with CWS staff to increase safety, the Sheriff and his deputies are committed to the Lethality Assessment Protocol program. This protocol which deputies use when responding to a domestic dispute allows for them to call a CWS advocate on behalf of the victim, even if she does not want to speak to the advocate directly. In the first six months of this program more than 80 survivors have been connected to vital support services and resources.