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Sacramento FBI Presents WEAVE, Inc. with 2011 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award

FBI Sacramento December 12, 2011
  • Special Agent Neeki Bianchi (916) 977-2258

During a brief ceremony held at Sacramento Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) this morning, Herb Brown, Special Agent in Charge (SAC), presented the Director’s Community Leadership Award to Beth Hassett, Executive Director of WEAVE, Inc. The annual award recognizes the achievement of an individual or organization for commitment to violence education and prevention in the community.

On March 16, 2012, Hassett will travel to Washington D.C. to receive the official engraved crystal award from FBI Director Robert Mueller during a public ceremony at FBI Headquarters.

“It is an honor to present WEAVE with the Director’s Community Leadership Award for their commitment to crisis intervention and prevention in our region,” said Brown. “The outstanding efforts of Beth and her team have continually increased the community’s understanding of domestic violence and sexual assault and have ensured that victims have resources available to begin the healing process.”

Since opening as a grassroots organization in 1978, WEAVE has become a large, nationally recognized agency that provides crisis intervention and prevention services to women, men and children who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in the Sacramento region. Focused on eliminating the cycle of violence and abuse, WEAVE dedicates significant resources to prevention and education programs in addition to essential victims services.

“I am honored that WEAVE has been chosen as the Sacramento area recipient of the Director’s Community Leadership Award. WEAVE believes that all women, men, and children deserve to feel safe in their homes and community,” said Hassett. “In these difficult times, we have to be more innovative, more enthusiastic, and more committed to making sure that the most vulnerable among us are taken care of. The award represents our continued efforts to create a cohesive response to victims and accountability for perpetrators.”

For more than two decades Hassett—a 2011 graduate of the Sacramento FBI Citizens Academy—has been a volunteer and staff member for non-profit organizations focused on improving the quality of life in the Sacramento region and beyond. As the Executive Director of WEAVE, Hassett leads a team of advocates, counselors, educators and volunteers who share the common goal of bringing an end to domestic violence and sexual assault in the community.

About WEAVE

Established in 1978, WEAVE provides crisis intervention and prevention services to women, men and children in Sacramento County who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking. Key programs include a safehouse for women and children, Sexual Assault Response Team, 24-hour support and information line, counseling, legal services, and prevention education for youth and adults.