William "Mont" Miller, the long-time prosecuting attorney for Tucker County, received the 2012 Champion for Children Professional Award during a special dinner Friday.
The Randolph-Tucker County Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) hosted its 2012 Champion for Children event at St. Brendan's Catholic Church in Elkins. Miller was honored for his commitment to prioritizing the protection, care and success of children while still maintaining the integrity of families in Tucker County.
During his 31-year tenure as Tucker County's prosecutor, Miller has supported the multi-disciplinary model approach to child abuse and attended the training conference "Finding Words Forensic Interviewing" in order to be better prepared to talk to children about the unimaginable and traumatic abuses they have sometimes endured.
The Inter-Mountain photo by Brad Johnson
William ‘Mont’ Miller, center, the long-time prosecuting attorney for Tucker County, received the 2012 Champion for Children Professional Award during a special dinner Friday. Presenting the award were, at left, Sharon Bedford, the Randolph-Tucker County Children’s Advocacy Center executive director, and, at right, Butch Himes, the CAC board president.
He has also attended other trainings such as "Child Abuse and Neglect through the Eyes of a Child" and Paving Paths to Permanency: Child Abuse and Neglect."
Miller graduated from Tucker County High School in 1971 and graduated from West Virginia University School of Law in 1978 after under-graduate work at Potomac State and WVU. He is married to Barbara Evans Miller and they have two children, Rachel Miller, who teaches school in Ripley, and Nathan Miller, who works for the FBI in Clarksburg.
The fundraising dinner will celebrate the remarkable achievements of professionals, volunteers, individuals and organizations in our communities who have supported the development of the CAC since 2003, when the first work began to create a child-friendly facility where a child could come to talk about the unimaginable.