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Contributed by Sister Gladys Guenther Sister Elaine Marie Sanchez and Sister Marietta Fahey have just returned from their trip to Washington D.C. where the Sisters of the Holy Family were the recipient of the FBI’s 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Awards.

The San Francisco Division is pleased to honor the Sisters of the Holy Family, advocates for human trafficking prevention and Internet safety, as recipients of the 2012 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award.

The Sisters of the Holy Family mirror the FBI’s efforts to build a safer community. They provide support for those who have been victimized by human trafficking and support healing, restoration, and reintegration into a life worthy of human dignity. They also play an intricate role in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California’s Human Trafficking Working Group.

The Sisters of the Holy Family participated in the May 2012 San Francisco Division’s Community Leader Forum in their Oakland Resident Agency. They work closely with FBI San Francisco’s criminal and cyber programs and support the mission of squads that conduct investigations into public corruption, civil rights violations, and exploitation of children via the Internet.

You can read more about the award, see a clip of the ceremony and a group picture at this link http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2013/april/directors-community-leadership-awardslink The San Francisco portion at this link: http://www.fbi.gov/aboutus/ partnerships_and_outreach/community_outreach/dcla/2012/san-francisco

We are grateful to Sisters Caritas and Elaine Marie who help focus the Congregation’s efforts on antitrafficking.