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In Your Community: Photos
On 12/08/2010, Holston Middle School students who participate in the Knoxville FBI’s Junior Special Agent Program took part in a Safety and First Aid class offered by the local Red Cross office. Through this unique partnership, volunteers with the Red Cross provide the students with hands-on skills such as assisting choking victims, banding an injury properly, and splinting broken bones.
The Cincinnati FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Ohio recently sponsored a meeting of the local Multi-Cultural Advisory Council (MCAC) at the Cincinnati Museum Center. The meeting included a discussion about recent threats to Americans and a reminder for everyone to remain vigilant. Community leaders also spoke about issues and events in the community, including an ongoing hate crime investigation and concerns about an increase in anti-Semitism in the schools. Leaders from the local Muslim, Hispanic, African-American, Sikh, Turkish, and Jewish communities took part, along with Cincinnati Special Agent in Charge Keith Bennett, Assistant Special Agents in Charge J. Mark Batts and Kevin Cornelius, and U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart. Assistant Curator Carlton Farmer spoke to the group about the “American I AM: The African American Imprint,” exhibit, now being hosted at the Museum Center, and then took MMAC members through the exhibit.
As part of their Adopt-a-School Program, Norfolk FBI staff recently adopted pen pals from Park Place School, which serves at-risk elementary school students from low-income backgrounds. In addition to sharing letters with students, Norfolk Community Outreach Specialist Vanessa Torres (shown above) recently visited the school to have lunch with students. This year marks the third year that the Norfolk office has worked with second and third graders from the school. Last year, students visited the FBI at the end of the year to meet their pen pals in person, receive a tour of the office, and enjoy lunch with agents and support staff. Special Agent in Charge Turner presented each student with a Certificate of Achievement for participating in the Adopt-a-School Program and committing to remain drug-free and crime-free.
The Knoxville FBI recently partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Rights Division to host training on human trafficking for more than 200 attendees, including representatives from local, state, and federal law enforcement, prosecutors, victim services providers, and social services. The event, which focused on identifying and rescuing victims of trafficking, also featured subject matter experts who provided an overview of the investigation and prosecution of cases. Shown above are organizers of “A Collaborative Approach to Combating Human Trafficking,” including (front row, left to right) FBI Victim Specialists Andrea Firpo, Charlotte, and Carol Marshall, Knoxville; (back row, left to right) Knoxville Special Agent Kevin S. Keithley, DOJ Attorney Jonathan Skrmetti, DOJ Victim-Witness Coordinator Matthew Gallagher, and Knoxville Special Agent in Charge Richard L. Lambert.
In Portland, more than 20 teenagers recently attended the FBI’s first-ever Multicultural Youth Academy, a two-day program for teens that focuses on leadership and team building. High school students who applied to the program also got an inside look at the Bureau—learning about lifting fingerprints, casting, and career opportunities. More Details