The Juvenile Welfare Board (JWB) presented the Cooperman Bogue Award to GCJFCS employee Martha Kamagwera, a Case Manager with the Florida Center for Survivors of Torture. The Award honors social services professionals for their life-changing work with Pinellas County children and families, and represents the legacies of attorney Leonard Cooperman and Judge Lincoln C. Bogue who helped found JWB in 1945.
Martha Kamagwera is a case manager who has a knack for building rapport with diverse clients who have experienced great challenges and trauma. Martha holds a PhD in Education Development, speaks five different languages and has been member of our staff for 2 1/2 years. Her humble approach makes her easy to work with.
Martha has worked closely with the Juvenile Welfare Board (JWB) and clients of the Florida Center for Survivors of Torture within the Refugee Department to provide wraparound family services which include working with our Family Stabilization Team. Martha’s commitment helps ensure clients are able to overcome the hardships they daily face in order to fulfil their dream of living a happy, healthy and safe life here in the US.