September 10, 2020
Junior League of Sarasota Awarded by Child Protection Center– CPC Names JLS the ‘Community Partner of the Year’
The Child Protection Center (CPC) has awarded the ‘Community Partner of the Year’ to the Junior League of Sarasota (JLS) to recognize their vital contributions to the protection of local children from abuse.
“We have such an amazing and impactful history and long-term relationship with CPC,” said Melissa Hembree, JLS President. “I am grateful to community partners like [CPC] for all that you do to help and serve our community.”
The Junior League of Sarasota conducted a Community Needs Assessment in 1978, which led to the establishment of the Community Coalition of Children and Families in 1980. It would later be named the Child Protection Center. In the years since, JLS has supported CPC through grants, voluntarism, and numerous projects within the organization itself to make it a safe and welcoming environment for children facing the aftermath of abuse.
About Junior League of Sarasota and the Child Protection Center:
Junior League of Sarasotais an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Since its inception in 1980, the Child Protection Center has grown in service capabilities to become the only DeSoto and Sarasota service provider with a multifaceted approach to the prevention, intervention, and treatment, of child abuse. The four core programs that work towards the mission of The CPC include; Personal Safety and Community Awareness (PSCA), Child Protection Team (CPT), Children and Families Supervised Visitation Program (CFSVP), and Therapy programs. In fiscal year 2019, The CPC provided 71,299 services to individuals.