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Cleveland, Ohio

2010 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Cleveland The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
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Megan O'Bryan accepts the award from Director Mueller.

The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (CRCC) works to provide assistance to survivors of sexual assaults. The center offers a range of services, including a 24-hour hotline, on-site counseling in emergency rooms, face-to-face counseling for rape survivors and their families, and public education programs. CRCC serves survivors and those supportive of them at any time, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, income, ability, or religion. Working alongside the FBI in human trafficking cases, CRCC provided timeless aid to victims, whether in the form of counseling, clothing, a phone, or a safe haven.

To address the recommendations set forth by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s Special Commission on Sex Crimes and Missing Persons, the CRCC and the Cleveland Division of Police are developing a collaborative partnership to support victims who choose to report a sexual assault. In 2010, CRCC CEO Megan O’Bryan was named to this special commission, along with a supervisory special agent from the FBI and representatives from several other related organizations. They currently review and provide feedback on Cleveland’s new policies and practices in handling cases involving missing persons and sex crimes. An appointed CRCC advocate now has access to police reports within a day or two after they are made.

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FBI Director Recognizes
Distinguished Community Leaders
DCLA 2010

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized the recipients of the 2010 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.

“Whatever the motivation—an unfilled need, a tragic occurrence, a desire to give back—these are people who make things happen and enlist others in their cause,” said Director Mueller. “They are activists who have earned their prestige through good works.”

Recipients of the 2010 Director’s Community Leadership Award include:

- Albany
- Albuquerque
- Anchorage
- Atlanta
- Baltimore
- Birmingham
- Boston
- Buffalo
- Charlotte
- Chicago
- Cincinnati
- Cleveland
- Columbia
- Dallas
- Denver
- Detroit
- El Paso
- Honolulu
- Houston
- Indianapolis
- Jackson
- Jacksonville
- Kansas City
- Knoxville
- Little Rock
- Los Angeles
- Louisville
- Memphis

- Milwaukee
- Minneapolis
- Mobile
New Haven
- New Orleans
- New York
- Newark
- Norfolk

- Oklahoma City
- Omaha
- Philadelphia
- Phoenix
- Pittsburgh
- Portland
- Richmond
- Sacramento
- Salt Lake City
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- San Juan
- Seattle
- Springfield
- St. Louis
- Tampa
- Washington Field
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