Springfield - Braking Traffik

2016 Director’s Community Leadership Award Recipient

FBI Director James Comey presents Springfield Division recipient Braking Traffik (represented by Cathy O’Keeffe) with the Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) at a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 28, 2017.

Cathy O’Keeffe accepts the Director’s Community Leadership Award on behalf of Braking Traffik. Select image to view larger/download

The Springfield Division honors Braking Traffik for its dedication to eradicating sex trafficking in the Quad City area of Northwest Illinois and Southeast Iowa. Braking Traffik provides training on sex trafficking to organizations that respond to and care for victims, and general awareness training to community, civic, and religious organizations. Through legislative advocacy, Braking Traffik works to strengthen state and federal laws that provide justice for human trafficking victims.

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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