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Buffalo

Volunteers kick off campaign by distributing 500 info packets at


The FBI in Buffalo is working alongside its Citizens’ Academy Alumni and other partners to “Stop Bullying Western New York.” Volunteers kicked off the campaign in June by distributing 500 informational packets to parents and children at the premier of the movie “Karate Kid” in an effort to encourage peer advocacy and bring awareness to the problems bullying can cause. The FBI’s Community Outreach program has a comprehensive mission intended to deal with multiple interrelated societal problems, including civil rights, gangs, and drugs. The “Stop Bullying” program will continue throughout the summer and into National Bullying Prevention Awareness Week, the first week in October. Project partners include: National Federation of Just Communities of Western New York, Child and Adolescent Treatment Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Master Khechen’s School of Tae Kwon Do, International Bullying Prevention Association, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights Center.

Dallas

Steve Harvey in FBI ball cap


FBI agents and staff are reaching out to hundreds of at-risk teen boys, volunteering their time to mentor at the Steve Harvey Foundation Mentoring Weekend over Fathers’ Day weekend at Harvey’s ranch outside Dallas, TX. The Steve Harvey Foundation mentoring program was established to help African American teen boys growing up without father figures develop into future leaders. Full story.

Tampa

Four eighth graders from Cape Coral, Florida


Four eighth graders from Cape Coral, Florida, recently won the Florida State History Fair with a performance on the history of the FBI. The Diplomat Middle School students will be traveling to the Washington, D.C., area this summer to perform their skit “The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Time Warp of Justice” at the National History Day competition. The Florida students said that this year’s theme—Innovations in History: Impact and Change—was a great challenge for their team.

Birmingham

FBI Birmingham Civil Rights Institute conference


In an effort to educate the public on human trafficking issues in Alabama, the FBI Community Outreach and Civil Rights programs recently brought in survivors of trafficking and subject matter experts for a conference at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Various community leaders attended the event, which was intended to increase public awareness about human trafficking as a civil rights issue. Speakers also discussed law enforcement and community initiatives intended to combat the problem. Full Story.

Knoxville

Public Affairs Specialist Stacey Bohanan briefed American Legion post 256


In Knoxville, Public Affairs Specialist Stacie Bohanan briefed American Legion Post 256 members on how to protect themselves against identity theft. Her main message? Although many people do try to manage their personal information, it is important to remember that skilled identity thieves can use a variety of methods to gain access to your data, and it’s important to avoid being a victim by remaining vigilant and staying alert. Shown here with Stacie, left to right, are 1st Vice Commander Richard Gruber, 5th Vice Commander Renato Cesaretti, and 2nd Vice Commander Vic Vickery.

In cities across the country, FBI staff and FBI Citizens’ Academy Alumni members took to the streets on 8/3/10 to participate in the 27th Annual National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” This year, FBI staff in multiple field offices, including Buffalo, Birmingham, Milwaukee, Chicago and Springfield, participated in the event, distributing Child ID Kits and other crime prevention materials. The National Night Out campaign is intended to promote neighborhood spirit and positive relationships with law enforcement, as neighborhoods come together to heighten awareness for drug and crime prevention and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and vigilant. In 2009, more than 15,000 communities from all 50 states participated in the event. At this year’s event in Birmingham, the Citizens’ Academy chapter distributed materials to more than 500 children and their families (shown above).

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