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.

Champion for Children Nominations: 2023 Champion for Children Nomination Form

Deadline: Submit nominations by March 20, 2023

Submit To: CAP Council at For more information call 517-548-1350.

Award Presentation: The person chosen as the 2023 Champion for Children will be recognized at the CAP Council’s Plant a Pinwheel Celebration on April 5, which kicks off National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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.

The person chosen as the 2023 Champion for Children will be recognized at the CAP Council’s “Plant a Pinwheel” Celebration on Wednesday, April 5, at the Howell Carnegie Library. This event kicks-off National Child Abuse Prevention Month in Livingston County.

If you know a Champion for Children, please submit the nomination form to the CAP Council at or call (517) 548-1350 for more information. Nominations will be accepted through Monday, March 20, 2023.

A petition to nominate a candidate for the LACASA CAP Council/Great Start Livingston’s Champion for Children award using LACASA’s logo is circulating on social media.

The logo is being used without LACASA’s permission. LACASA is not endorsing this particular candidate — or any other — for the award. In addition, the award does not accept votes from the community.

We request that the person who originated this online petition remove it and refrain from using LACASA’s logo without permission again.

Please use this official form to nominate your candidate: 2023 Champion for Children Nomination Form