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2011 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Ian M. Danielsen

Richmond field office Director’s Community Leadership Award 2011

The Richmond Division is pleased to honor Mr. Ian M. Danielsen, coordinator of the Greater Richmond Child Advocacy Center (CAC). Mr. Danielsen is a dedicated child advocate and supporter of the FBI’s investigative efforts to keep children safe.

In response to increasing trends in child abuse and neglect, the national Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) organization opened the Richmond area’s first CAC in 2004. The CAC provides resources such as child forensic interviews, mental health treatments, medical services, and victim advocacy and case tracking. CAC volunteers work to reduce trauma to the abused by minimizing the number of child victim interviews and providing a safe environment for interviews, providing immediate crisis support, increasing communication and collaboration in support of prosecution of offenders, and offering parenting skills classes.

Since 2006, Mr. Danielsen has worked to assist FBI victim specialists and case agents by clearing schedules of the CAC facility in order to provide private meeting space for investigators and victims, assisting in the production of videotaped interviews of child victims, and coordinating additional services as needed.


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FBI Director Recognizes
Distinguished Community Leaders
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In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized the recipients of the 2011 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 2011 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
- Las Vegas
- 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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