Advocate Awards

We recognize individuals and groups who are making real efforts to promote child abuse prevention, child advocacy, and volunteerism.

Professional Excellence

A professional who, in working with abused and neglected children, demonstrates excellence in their work and is a role model to their peers.

Child Abuse Prevention

An individual who has made a valuable contribution in the area of child abuse prevention such as parenting or family/child programs.

Child Advocacy

An individual who champions the cause of child abuse and neglect.

Community Volunteer

Given to an individual or group that has made a significant volunteer contribution in addressing the issue of child abuse and neglect.


Nominations for the Advocate Awards, will open April 1, 2022 & close on Friday, May 13 at 11:59pm. 


2021 Advocate Award Winners

Kelly Kucinich & Alexis McKenrick

Nominated for their dedication and hard work within our community, both Kelly & Alexis stive to protect and advocate for Kalamazoo County children. 

KCAN is thankful for individuals like Kelly & Alexis who are passionate about child protection and prevention! Thank you!