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2012 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Dallas Jan Edgar Langbein

Anchorage field office Director’s Community Leadership Award 2011

The Dallas Division is pleased to honor Jan Edgar Langbein, the executive director of Genesis Women’s Shelter, as a recipient of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award.

Genesis Women’s Shelter, located in Dallas, is a full-service response center for victims of domestic violence. For more than 20 years, Ms. Langbein has overseen the agency’s internal and external operations, including the Benefit Thrift Store, which significantly supports the organization financially. In 2006, in partnership with the Dallas Police Department and the FBI, Ms. Langbein co-founded the International Conference on Crimes Against Women. The annual conference brings together law enforcement, advocates, prosecutors, and forensic health professionals and provides them the opportunity to enhance their investigative and prosecutorial efforts to end violence against women.

In 2009, Ms. Langbein concluded a presidential appointment as senior policy adviser to the director of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. She is also a member of many advocacy groups, including the Dallas mayor’s Domestic Violence Task Force.

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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 2012 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 2012 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
- 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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