Nominations being accepted for Bridge of Light Award


The Northern Marianas Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Bridge of Light Award, given to honor the accomplishments and sacrifices of one extraordinary individual who has worked diligently to provide safety for the community, to work to end domestic violence and sexual assault, and to be a “Bridge of Light” for victims and survivors in the CNMI.

The nominee may be a service provider, representative, or volunteer at one or more agencies, organizations or offices in the CNMI, and who has been there for a minimum of one year. The nominee must also show dedication and effort in the areas of leadership, service, advocacy for victims, prevention, community education or mobilization, and resource development.

Those eligible to submit nominations include a member, representative, and/or volunteer of NMCADSV and/or the Family Violence Task Force; a victim or survivor; or an employee, representative, and/or volunteer at eligible CNMI agencies, organizations, or offices.

To verify if an agency, organization, or office is eligible, contact NMCADSV at (670) 234-3878 or email Angelyn N. Palacios at

To submit nominations, forms may be submitted online through or hard copies may be submitted to the NMCADSV office in Springs Plaza in Gualo Rai next to New XO Market during hours of operation (Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm). Nomination forms are also available for pick up at the NMCADSV office, or may be emailed upon request through

The deadline to submit completed nomination forms is 5pm on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018.

Note that nominees will be considered for the 2018 Bridge of Light Award based only on information reflected on the completed nomination form. Therefore, those submitting nomination forms are strongly encouraged to be detailed and thorough.

The recipient of the 2018 Bridge of Light Award will be announced during the upcoming Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation Signing Ceremony in October. Past recipients include Department of Public Safety’s Officer Flora Aguon, Karidat Social Services’ Executive Director Lauri B. Ogumoro, Division of Youth Services Social Worker Mildred W. Sikebert, Karidat Social Services’ Counselor Elaine C. Dela Cruz, and most recently, Ayuda Network Inc.’s executive director Diana Camacho.

For additional information or inquiries, contact the Northern Marianas Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence at (670) 234-3878 or email (PR)

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