FBI Oklahoma City Presents 2020 Director’s Community Leadership Award to The Dragonfly Home
FBI Oklahoma City Special Agent in Charge Edward J. Gray is pleased to announce the selection of The Dragonfly Home, as the Oklahoma City Field Office’s recipient of the 2020 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA). SAC Gray presented the award on Friday, February 25, 2022, to Whitney Anderson, Melissa Eick, and Niqui Mac, who all accepted on behalf of The Dragonfly Home.
FBI Oklahoma City’s Victim Assistance Program has worked closely with The Dragonfly Home since 2016 by regularly referring victims of crimes such as Human Trafficking and Crimes Against Children to receive support services. The shared mission and partnership between The Dragonfly Home and FBI Oklahoma City have resulted in providing key services to victims of FBI and joint agency investigations in Oklahoma.
The Dragonfly Home has continued to be a go-to resource for FBI Oklahoma City’s Victim Assistance Program. They provide follow-up care and assistance for victims recovered during operational activities. The Dragonfly Home makes themselves available at all hours, providing access to safe housing, access to medical care, court advocacy, legal assistance, food and clothing, toiletries, and transportation to include transportation for victims to counseling appointments and child forensic interviews. Their commitment to fighting against human trafficking and willingness to partner with the FBI to assist victims have made them a consistent, reliable, and invaluable partner.
“The Dragonfly Home was chosen to be the recipient of the Director’s Community Leadership Award because of their dedicated service to the survivors of human trafficking across Oklahoma. By working closely with community partners and law enforcement, they have been able to successfully provide aid and comfort to hundreds of people,” said Edward J. Gray, special agent in charge of the FBI Oklahoma City Field Office. “We are proud to partner with The Dragonfly Home and congratulate them on receiving this well-deserved recognition.”
The Director’s Community Leadership Award was formally created in 1990 to honor individuals and organizations for their efforts in combating crime, terrorism, drugs, and violence in America. Recipients of this award are recognized for their service above and beyond the call of duty to help keep America and its residents safe and are selected based on nominations from each of the FBI’s 56 field offices.
For additional information on the DCLA and this prestigious award, please visit https://www.fbi.gov/about/community-outreach/dcla