2011 Director’s Community Leadership Awards
The Dallas Division is pleased to honor Mr. William Walsh for his work as the founder and coordinator of the Crimes Against Children Conference (CACC) and the Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW), which are held annually in Dallas, Texas.
A retired lieutenant of the Dallas Police Department, Mr. Walsh is a 26-year law enforcement veteran and served in units that were responsible for investigating crimes against children. Throughout his career, Mr. Walsh started numerous innovative programs intended to protect women and children.
In 1980, he started the CACC, which focuses on improving the criminal justice response to the victimization of children. It has the largest law enforcement attendance of any child maltreatment conference in the world and is attended by many FBI personnel. Mr. Walsh has also co-founded the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, the Dallas County Child Death Review Team, and the Sex Offender Apprehension Program.Mr. Walsh has lectured on child abuse and family violence and has conducted training for a number of international, federal, and state agencies.