Join us on Tuesday December 13, 2016 at 8:30am for our next meeting. Our featured speaker this month is Mari Parlade | Child Advocate & Community Leader.
Mari Parlade is a zealous child advocate, devoted wife and proud mother of three beautiful children who has faithfully served our children, families and community through her various roles as a Pro Bono Children’s Attorney, Judicial Officer and Child Welfare Strategic Initiatives Manager. Mari’s child advocacy birthed at the University of San Diego School of Law where she was recognized as an Outstanding Child Advocate and Trailblazer by the Children’s Advocacy Institute. Mari brought her passion and advocacy to Las Vegas where she served as a Pro Bono Children’s Attorney for the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and received Congressional and Senatorial recognition for her dedication. With a zeal towards making a systemic difference in the lives of children and families, Mari then served as a Judicial Officer for the 8th Judicial District Court for over three years where she presided as an Alternate Hearing Master over Juvenile Dependency, Juvenile Truancy, Juvenile Delinquency, Domestic Violence and Dependency Mother’s Drug Court Hearings. In her capacity as a Judicial Officer, Mari was chosen to lead the Courts Catalyzing Change Initiative addressing disproportionality and disparity in the child welfare system. As a spokesperson for the court, Mari appeared on the Face-to-Face with Jon Ralston show with the Honorable Judge Frank Sullivan to call on the community to partner with the court for the sake of our children and families. Mari is committed to building an infrastructure where all sectors — public, private, faith and non-profit — can come together for the sake of building a stronger community for our children.
Thank you to all of our affiliates who attended B.E. A S.H.E.R.O.’s Foundation meeting today.
Over 500 items including hygiene items, clothing, children’s books and sheet sets were distributed to SHERO affiliates including Living Grace Homes, Purple Wings, Rape Crisis Center, Children’s Cabinet, Refuge for Women and Soroptomist. Through these donations, over 200 girls and young women will be served.
Through a variety of events (monthly, annual, and specialty) – we use that revenue to use assist girls and young women who have been victimized.