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Kentucky Bar Foundation awards $10,000 to Family & Children’s Place

June 24, 2015

Image: R. Harvey Johnston III, secretary-treasurer for the Kentucky Bar Foundation, presents a $10,000 grant to Pam Darnall, president and CEO of Family & Children’s Place.

Grant will support work at the Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center, visitation center

bargrantLOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 23, 2015) – The Kentucky Bar Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to Family & Children’s Place, funds that will be used to support the ongoing work of the agency’s Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center (KCCAC) and Shively visitation center.

“We are delighted by this award because of the chances it will give children and families to succeed, despite their painful pasts,” said Pam Darnall, president and CEO of Family & Children’s Place. “But also because the KCCAC and visitation center align with the mission of the Kentucky Bar Foundation – both programs help children and families that are being served by the justice system.”

The KCCAC is the only center in the Greater Louisville area that brings under one roof police, doctors, prosecutors, Child Protective Services, forensic interviewers and counselors to provide investigation and prosecution, as well as comprehensive treatment for child abuse, preventing future abuse and helping child victims of abuse and their families heal.

The visitation center, a program of the agency’s Child and Family Services division, provides a safe space where non-residential parents and other family members can maintain contact with the child in a supervised, neutral setting, which aids in healing and recovery from the trauma of violence and abuse.

“This is such a perfect fit for the children and families we help,” said JT Henderson, vice president of Resource Development for Family & Children’s Place. “The Kentucky Bar Foundation strives to help people in need through law-related programs, to help people better understand and navigate the judicial system and to build trust in the legal system.

“This grant does all of that. And not only will children and families benefit, communities will, too.”

The Kentucky Bar Foundation presented the grant June 18, at its Fellows and Partners for Justice Society Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Lexington.