Portland - Safety Compass

2017 Director’s Community Leadership Award Recipient

FBI Director Christopher Wray presents Portland Division recipient Safety Compass (represented by Esther Nelson) with the Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) at a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 20, 2018.

Esther Nelson accepts the Director’s Community Leadership Award on behalf of Safety Compass. Select image to view larger/download.

The Portland Division honors Safety Compass for supporting survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. In its first year of work, Safety Compass provided crisis intervention and ongoing case management to at least 30 survivors, made 1,500 crisis contacts, and offered training throughout Oregon to local law enforcement and community members.

FBI Director Recognizes Distinguished Community Leaders

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 20, 2018, Director Christopher Wray recognized the recipients of the 2017 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.

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2017 DCLA Winners


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