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2012 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

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International Institute of Connecticut

Anchorage field office Director’s Community Leadership Award 2011

Alicia Kinsman, director of victim and trafficking services, accepts the award on behalf of the International Institute of Connecticut.

The New Haven Division is pleased to honor the International Institute of Connecticut (IICONN), a nonprofit social service agency, as a recipient of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award. 

IICONN is dedicated to helping foreign-born persons and immigrants achieve self-sufficiency and adapt to living in the United States. The organization provides a broad range of programs, including refugee resettlement and services, Project Rescue (an anti-human trafficking initiative), citizenship preparation classes, language services, and immigration and naturalization resources.

IICONN’s Project Rescue assists victims of human trafficking identified in Connecticut. The project is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime and is operated by IICONN. Project Rescue was established to provide help to victims by offering housing assistance, health services, job training skills, language and cultural assistance, transportation, and legal and immigration services. IICONN is a valuable resource for law enforcement and works closely with state, local, and federal law enforcement partners throughout Connecticut.

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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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