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2010 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

New York Dr. Jay Findling
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In New York, Dr. Jay Findling has worked as an urban educator for more than 15 years. He is a firm believer that schools and law enforcement agencies must collaborate in order to keep students safe.

Through his professional work as senior administrator of school services and security in the New York City Department of Education’s Office of School and Youth Development, and his volunteer work as regional director of the New York Gang Investigators Association, Dr. Findling has studied and trained professionals in areas including school-based discipline, intervention programs, and gang awareness.

To address challenging gang-involvement issues, Dr. Findling has focused on working with various community groups and law enforcement agencies, giving joint presentations to parent and spiritual/religious groups and agencies whose work directly supports the youth of New York.

His collaboration with the New York Division of the FBI was invaluable in developing an effective presentation as part of FBI New York’s Anti-Gang Initiative. To date, more than 4,500 middle school students have attended this presentation.

On the national level, Dr. Findling has published articles that give readers an understanding of basic gang issues, gang participation awareness, and insight on ways to initiate collaborative intervention and prevention programs.

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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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