Foster Care Review Board presents awards
The Foster Care Review Board (FCRB) has announced the recipients of its 2014 Child Welfare Awards, which recognize exceptional services to children and families in the state’s child welfare system. Michigan Supreme Court Justice Mary Beth Kelly and Michigan Department of Human Services Director Maura D. Corrigan presented the awards during a lunchtime ceremony in Troy on Nov. 6.
Members of the Overmyer/Ahola Family of Marquette were named Foster Parents of the Year. The family includes Don Overmyer and wife Jana Ahola as well as second generation family members Tim and Marti Overmyer, Tom and Dawn Marie Andrews, and Josh and Trisha Emery. They have lovingly cared for over 300 foster children combined,.
The Parent Attorney of the Year will be presented to Paula A. Aylward of Allegiant Legal Services in Marshall, a strong advocate for parents impacted by the child welfare system who performs significant pro bono work.
Judge Timothy Connors, who serves in the Family Division of the 22nd Circuit Court, Washtenaw County, was honored with the Jurist of the Year Award. He was nominated by Judge Allie Greenleaf Maldonado, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, who noted Judge Connors’ outstanding and tireless work on cases involving Indian children.
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