Anchorage - Kara Nelson

2016 Director’s Community Leadership Award Recipient

FBI Director James Comey presents Anchorage Division recipient Kara Nelson with the Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) at a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 28, 2017.

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The Anchorage Division honors Kara Nelson, the director of Haven House in Juneau, Alaska. Haven House is the city’s first recovery-based transitional home for women recently paroled or released from prison and has become a model for reform. Formerly incarcerated herself, Ms. Nelson is an outspoken advocate for reentry efforts and transitions, corrections reform, and addiction recovery facilities.

FBI Director Recognizes Distinguished Community Leaders

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 28, 2017, Director James B. Comey recognized the recipients of the 2016 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.

“This year’s honorees have distinguished themselves in remarkable ways through their hard work, their leadership, and their strength of character," said Director Comey. “Time and again, today's award recipients have put others before themselves.”

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2016 DCLA Winners

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