The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

December 30, 2013

Just for Kids program recognizes ‘champions’

By Wendy Holdren
Register-Herald Reporter

— Just for Kids Child Advocacy Center is recognizing four southern West Virginians for going above and beyond to help children and families in the community.

Dan Bickey, a local businessman and philanthropist; Andy Dimlich, Raleigh County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney; Micheal Cochran, Wyoming County Prosecuting Attorney; and Jeff Mauzy, Fayette County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, have been named “Champions of Children” and will be honored at Black Knight Country Club, Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m.

Just for Kids Executive Director Scott Miller said everyone in the community is invited to the event, which will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, a cash bar and a silent auction.

“These four men have made a difference for hundreds of children in each of the counties they work in. Just for Kids is honored to recognize their dedication to reducing trauma for the children that experience abuse in our community.”

Tickets for the event are available at the Just for Kids office, 304-255-4834, or online at www.jfkwv.com.

Founded in 2002, Just for Kids works with hundreds of children in Raleigh, Fayette and Wyoming counties each year who are traumatized by sexual abuse. Just for Kids is a nationally-certified Child Advocacy Center, which creates a coordinated, professional team response for helping children alleging criminal child abuse.

The office is located in uptown Beckley and provides advocacy, counseling and a child friendly environment for interviews and therapeutic sessions to assist children and families deal with the trauma of abuse.

Just for Kids also provides the Stewards of Children program, a nationally recognized abuse prevention program for adults in the community. Just for Kids also maintains offices in Oak Hill and Pineville.

— E-mail: wholdren@register-herald.com