Engaging Father Award

DCYF will recognize fathers actively engaging with their children throughout the dependency process. 

To be eligible for the award, the father:

  • Must have a dependency case within the past 12 months
  • Must live in Washington State
  • Engaged with their children in the dependency process

Nominations must include: 

  • The father’s name
  • Why they should be recognized
  • Examples of the father demonstrating positive behavioral changes (ex: participating in the process)

Nominations for the 2024 Engaging Father Award are now closed. 

Read about the recipient of the inaugural award in 2023: News Release: Father Recognized for Seeking Treatment, Services to Regain Custody of Daughter (govdelivery.com)