2018 Liberty Bell Award Winner

At its annual Law Day Luncheon, May 1, 2018, the Douglas County Bar Association awarded Chrissy Heikkila the prestigious Liberty Bell Award.

The Liberty Bell Award acknowledges outstanding community service from local individuals.  Nominations are accepted from members of the local bar, and the Board of Officers then vote on the many qualified nominations.  This event as an important chance to recognize those who promote a better understanding of the rule of law, encourage a greater respect for law, stimulate a sense of civic responsibility, and contribute to good government in the community.

Ms. Heikkila exemplifies this award as the Executive Director of the Care Center.  The Care Center provides  24/7 support to anyone affected by sexual trauma and abuse in Douglas, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties.   The Care Center runs primarily off grants to support its mission.  Ms. Heikkila and her team of dedicated employees provide an invaluable service to the local community in the form of prevention education, counseling and support groups, and advocacy for survivors. 

Visit Care Center's website for more information on this worthy cause.