Northwest NEWS

November 27, 2000


Lambert named Child Advocate of the Year

State Rep. Kathy Lambert, R-Redmond, has received the Child Advocate of the Year Award from the Behavioral Sciences Institute of Washington.
   Lambert was recognized for her advocacy of services for families, her depth of understanding of issues affecting children and families at risk, and her willingness to support cost-effective solutions.
   "I can't think of a greater honor than to be recognized for working on behalf of children and families," said Lambert, who is also a substitute school teacher. "As a legislator, I have a unique opportunity to have an effect on our court system and our community-based services to provide solutions that will help keep families together.
   "It means so much to me to receive this award. It honors all the hard work put forth by lawmakers, service providers, and volunteers in the community who are trying to make a difference in the lives of children and their families by just giving them a helping hand."
   The Behavioral Sciences Institute is a non-profit organization established in 1982 which provides direct services and advocates research-based public policy solutions to support children and families.
   The Federal Way-based organization has seven offices throughout Washington and is affiliated with the National Family Preservation Network. Lambert is the fifth individual to be honored by the statewide organization.
   She was also a nominee this year for the Family Advocate of the Year Award by the Washington Family Council.