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SIDEBAR FEATURE

Continuing Growth
of MCAP
By John R. Howland, Esq., MCAP President

I

have the distinct privilege to follow
in the shoes as President of one
of MCAP's founders, and its only
President until 2017, Marc R. Steinberg.
Our respect for Marc as our leader and
our gratitude for his fidelity to our cause
cannot be overstated.
For my part, I would like to spread the
word to every lawyer in the Montgomery
Bar Association that the reward is returned
to every one of us who volunteers. What
the children have given me in smiles, hugs,

provided our services. With the changes in the Child Protective
Services Laws, heightened awareness of the unique needs of
abused and neglected children, and an attitude of universal
protectiveness for all children, MCAP experienced the most
referrals ever in 2016, culminating in our advocates representing
533 children, a 40% increase from 2015. Throughout our history,
MCAP has never had to turn away a child, because one of our
125 committed MCAP volunteer pro bono attorneys has always
answered the call to serve. No matter how horrific the case or how
busy their schedules, our MCAP advocates accept an appointment
to protect a child's unique voice. Proudly, we are able to ensure
potted plants, thank-you letters and hand-drawn pictures is priceless. that a volunteer attorney is appointed within 36 hours of the
referral.
The knowledge that I have played a part in doing something that
Thank you all for your commitment to children. As advocates,
adds a little brightness to a hard time in a young life is a precious gift
donors, or MCAP ambassadors, you all have bravely helped at-risk
to me, and I urge you all to share in this reward if you are able to
children by believing that a safe and nurturing environment is
participate.
a fundamental right for ALL children. With your participation,
It is hard to believe that MCAP has been serving abused and
MCAP helps children heal from the visible and invisible scars of
neglected children as a non-profit for over thirteen years. Since
abuse. For 2017, we invite you all to join MCAP at our many
2004, MCAP has served over 4,705 children in more than 2,960
cases. While every year that we help just one child is a "banner" year, "friend-raisers" where we will be raising awareness for at-risk
2016 saw a marked increase in the number of children to whom we children and appreciating all who help vulnerable children.
* MCAP Appreciation Lunch - May 4, 2017 at the MBA
* MCAP Run for the Hill of It - July 29, 2017 at Fairmount
Park and Forbidden Drive
* MCAP Family Bowling Day - October 2017, date and
time TBA
* MCAP Salute to Heroes Dinner Dance - November 18,
2017
Find out about all of the exciting events by visiting our
website at www.mcapkids.org or calling our office at 610-2791219. I look forward to seeing you soon! Thanks so much for all
you do!

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