Cherri N. Allison, Esq. Executive Director of the Alameda County Family Justice Center


This year we are all very excited to be Shining the Light on our 2017 Adrienne Elenteny Humanitarian Award recipient Cherri N. Allison, Esq., Executive Director of the Alameda County Family Justice Center. Throughout her shining career, Ms. Allison has dedicated herself to being a compassionate advocate for women who are victims and survivors of violence in any form.

Ms Allison is one of the founders of the ACFJC and prior to her tenure at ACFJC, she was the Executive Director of the Family Violence Law Center. Ms Allison is a statewide and nationally recognized leader in the field of domestic violence. Her expertise includes legal services to victims of domestic and interpersonal violence, including elder abuse, human trafficking and sexual assault.

On a personal level, Ms. Allison is a mentor and friend to Progressive Transition(s). She witnessed the beginning stages of our organization and has been a mentor and guiding light to our Chief Executive Officer, Norma Ward.

Adrienne Elenteny Humanitarian Award

The Adrienne Elenteny Humanitarian Award is presented by the Board of Directors of Progressive Transition(s), Inc. in recognition of a deep commitment to improving the lives of victims and survivors of domestic/intimate partner violence, human trafficking and sexual exploitation. In addition, the recipient has demonstrated to be passionate about the work Progressive Transition(s) does in the community and has gone above and beyond to promote the mission and values of the organization.