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On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, Dependency Advocacy Center (DAC) hosted its fourth Giving Back Benefit luncheon at the historic San Jose Woman’s Club in downtown San Jose. This annual event is a celebration of DAC’s work in the child welfare system serving Santa Clara County’s most vulnerable families and improving the community in which we live. This year’s Distinguished Advocate award was presented to Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez. The award for Outstanding Parent was given to Larry Chain.
Santa Clara County was one of many jurisdictions across the country that held events this Spring in recognition of National Family Reunification Day. The goal of this celebration is to acknowledge families and communities coming together and to raise awareness about the importance of family reunification to children in foster care. This year, our Board of Supervisors proclaimed Wednesday, June 8th as Santa Clara County’s 6th Family Reunification Day.
At a festive event held at the Social Services Agency Auditorium, commendations from the County were given to six parents whose extraordinary efforts allowed them to safely and successfully reunify with their children. A commendation was also given to one community partner, Lucia Shiffer, who has made vital contributions to the reunification and strengthening of our dependency court families.
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