Sullivan County Director of Children & Youth Services earns award for child advocacy –

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Dushore, Pa. — Sullivan County’s Director of Children & Youth Services has earned a service award for standout care.

The Pa. Family Support Alliance (PFSA), the Commonwealth’s leader in child abuse prevention, presented the award to Lisa K. Wilcox.

The Blue Ribbon Champion for Safe Kids Award is presented annually to four Pennsylvanians who have greatly contributed to the protection of children.

Lisa K. Wilcox joined Sullivan County C&Y in 1996 as a Casework Supervisor and became the agency’s director in 1999.

“Thanks to Lisa’s diligent work in protecting children from abuse and neglect, many children and families throughout Sullivan County are protected,” said Angela Liddle, President and CEO of PFSA. “She has a heart for children and works every day to ensure that they can grow and thrive in environments free of abuse and neglect. Families and children in Sullivan County benefit from Lisa’s commitment to their health, wellbeing and safety.”

Throughout her 25-year tenure as Sullivan County Children & Youth Services Director, Wilcox has implemented several programs to help prevent child abuse and neglect throughout the county. These programs are designed to give families and children the tools to ensure their health and safety.

With the Sullivan and Bradford sheriffs’ offices, Wilcox played a leading role in the founding of Camp F.L.E.A. (Family Life Enrichment Adventure) for at-risk children ages 9-12 to give them the opportunity to participate in a camping experience. Now in its 25th year, Camp F.L.E.A. has been attended by nearly 1,000 children.

She also helped create the Seeds of Hope program to help those in need receive gently used appliances and furniture, and she and her staff annually organize an Angel Tree program to ensure children throughout Sullivan County receive gifts each Christmas.

In honor of this accomplishment, PFSA and Secretary Valerie Arkoosh of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services recognized Wilcox in front of a packed audience of lawmakers, members of the media, child advocates, and students in the state’s Capitol Rotunda.

The ceremony marks the start of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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