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2013 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

San Francisco
Bay Area Women Against Rape

Director Comey and Anjana Kumar

Anjana Kumar accepts the award on behalf of Bay Area Women Against Rape.
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The San Francisco Division honors Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR) for its ongoing efforts to stop child prostitution and human trafficking. Accepting the award on behalf of the organization is Anjana Kumar.

Founded in 1971, BAWAR is a non-profit organization focused on communicating with victims of child prostitution and human trafficking in hopes of furthering their recovery and rehabilitation. This concerted effort, coupled with BAWAR’s core services of aiding trauma victims 24 hours a day, makes BAWAR a safe haven and resource in the field of crimes against children. The organization addresses the problem of sexual assault with two basic goals: to establish a place where rape and incest survivors can receive counseling and to provide community education regarding sexual assault issues.

In 2012, BAWAR provided 960 clients with crisis intervention services, provided 143 clients with a free hospital visit or police accompaniment, and provided 203 educational programs to more than 11,900 children and adults. BAWAR has played an intricate role in supporting the FBI’s cyber and criminal programs throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. BAWAR is a partner of the Oakland Police Department (OPD) and Alameda County Vice Enforcement Team (ACVET) prostitution operations.


FBI Director Recognizes
Distinguished Community Leaders
Director’s Community Leadership Awards

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 4, 2014, Director James B. Comey recognized the recipients of the 2013 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.

“This year’s honorees have distinguished themselves in remarkable ways through their hard work, their leadership, and their strength of character,” said Director Comey. “They are ordinary citizens, but what they have accomplished is nothing short of extraordinary.”

Recipients of the 2013 Director’s Community Leadership Award are:

- 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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