LACASA Center’s CAP (Child Abuse Prevention) Council and Great Start Livingston are asking Livingston County residents to consider who is a Champion for Children in our community.

Nominees may be a person whose support for children and families is evident in the work they do, or, in the way they spend their extra time. The winner could be someone who volunteers to mentor children, provides a safe foster care home, or advocates for vulnerable kids. Past recipients have been educators, coaches, public employees, foster parents, child care providers, and community volunteers.

The person chosen as the 2020 Champion for Children will be recognized at the CAP Council’s annual Plant a Pinwheel Celebration, which kicks-off National Child Abuse Prevention Month.


Champion for Children Nominations: Download and fill out our nomination form

Deadline: Submit nominations by Friday, March 20, 2020

Submit To: CAP Council at capcouncil@lacasacenter.org. For more information call 517-548-1350.


Award Presentation: This event will be held at noon on Wednesday, April 8, at the Howell Carnegie Public Library. In addition to the Champion for Children award presentation, a children’s choir will perform, speakers will discuss child abuse awareness issues, and guests will be invited to help children plant a pinwheel garden along the library’s front walkway.


The CAP Council is a program of LACASA and is a designated local council of the Michigan Children’s Trust Fund. CAP programs are funded, in part, by the Livingston County United Way.

The Great Start Collaborative of Livingston County is a partnership of early childhood experts, parents and community organizations who work together to ensure that Livingston County children are prepared to succeed in school and in life.

Learn more about the CAP Council >>