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2008 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Sacramento Laurel White
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Eastern District of California
Director Mueller and Laurel White


AUSA Laurel White is a prosecutor in the United States Attorneys Office, where she has been assigned to the White Collar Crime Unit and for the past nine years has focused primarily on the prosecution of Crimes Against Children and Internet predators.

For three years running, the Eastern District of California has led the nation in indictments and convictions of Internet predators. AUSA White has been one of the top AUSAs in this field. In addition to her outstanding work as a prosecutor, AUSA White is also the Project Safe Childhood Coordinator for the Eastern District of California. She has led the charge to educate parents, children, and schools across the district. Acknowledging that “we’re not going to prosecute our way out of this crisis,” Laurel has focused on crime prevention efforts and education, most often on her own time.

AUSA White works tirelessly with the media, school systems, and community groups to teach anyone who will listen about the dangers of the Internet and, more importantly, what we can do to keep children safe. Working with the FBI, local law enforcement, NBC affiliate KCRA, Elk Grove Unified School District, and the California Coalition for Internet Safety, AUSA White helped create a one-hour DVD that includes safety information for teens and parents. AUSA White has distributed many copies of these DVDs at school and community forums.

FBI Director Recognizes
Distinguished Community Leaders
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In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized the recipients of the 2008 Director’s Community Leadership Award. These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service. The FBI is grateful for the work of each of these individuals and organizations on behalf of their communities.

“Whatever the motivation—an unfilled need, a tragic occurrence, a desire to give back—these are people who make things happen and enlist others in their cause,” said Director Mueller. “They are activists who have earned their prestige through good works.”

Recipients of the 2008 Director’s Community Leadership Award include:

- Albany
- Albuquerque
- Anchorage
- Atlanta
- Baltimore
- Birmingham
- Boston
- Buffalo
- Charlotte
- Chicago
- Cincinnati
- Clarksburg
- Cleveland
- Columbia
- Dallas
- El Paso
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- Honolulu
- Houston
- Indianapolis
- Jackson
- Jacksonville
- Kansas City
- Knoxville
- Little Rock
- Los Angeles

- Memphis
- Miami
- Milwaukee
- Minneapolis
- Mobile
- New Haven
- New York
- Newark
- Norfolk
- Omaha
- Philadelphia
- Phoenix
- Portland
- Richmond
- Sacramento
- Salt Lake City
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- Seattle
- Springfield
- St. Louis
- Tampa
- Washington Field

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