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Deadline to nominate for the Bridge of Light Award on Friday

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(Press Release) — Those interested in honoring an extraordinary individual by nominating them for the  Bridge of Light Award can still submit nominations until Friday, September 11, 2020.

The prestigious Bridge of Light Award is given annually by the Northern Marianas Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence to recognize a community hero 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.

Those eligible for the Bridge of Light Award include service providers, first responders, representatives, or volunteers at one or more eligible agencies, organizations or offices in the CNMI. The nominee must have been employed/volunteered for a minimum of one year and/or have demonstrated one or more extraordinary accomplishments to help sustain the movement. 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.

Nominations may be submitted by a victim or survivor; a member, representative, and/or volunteer of NMCADSV and/or the Family Violence Task Force; or an employee, representative, and/or volunteer at eligible CNMI agencies, organizations, or offices. To verify if an agency, organization, or office may nominate, contact NMCADSV at 234-3878 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nominations may be submitted online through https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BOLA2020WebLink

The deadline to submit a completed nomination form is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.

It is strongly encouraged that those nominating be as detailed and thorough as possible on the form to show why their nominee is deserving of the award. Those evaluating nominations will consider nominees based only on the information provided.

The recipient of the 2020 Bridge of Light Award will also be presented with the opportunity to attend a retreat or training courtesy of NMCADSV and a Self-Care Gift Package sponsored by the Tan Siu Lin Foundation and SALT & Barber Art Studio. 

Past recipients include Department of Public Safety 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, Ayuda Network Inc. executive director Diana Camacho, the Attorney General’s Office victim advocate John Aguon, and most recently, DYS Director Vivian T. Sablan.

For additional information or inquiries, contact the Northern Marianas Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence at 234-3878 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

November 2020 pssnewsletter

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