The FBI Denver branch has been honored with a leadership award from From Silenced to Saved, recognizing their contributions to the community in the fight against human trafficking. Jenelle Goodrich, the founder and executive director of From Silenced to Saved, accepted the Community Leadership Award from the FBI Director for her organization’s vital work in assisting rescued victims of human trafficking in Colorado. From Silenced to Saved is a third-party case management organization that provides crucial support to the FBI and other government agencies in national human trafficking investigations. This award highlights the power of collaboration in combating this heinous crime, as well as the commitment of the FBI Denver and From Silenced to Saved in helping victims and bringing perpetrators to justice.
FBI Denver Receives Leadership Award from From Silenced to Saved
The FBI Denver Field Office has been honored to receive the prestigious Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) from the organization From Silenced to Saved. This award recognizes the outstanding leadership and contributions of the FBI Denver team, particularly the efforts of Jenelle Goodrich and her organization, in combating human trafficking and supporting victims of this heinous crime. The award highlights the FBI’s commitment to collaboration, partnership, and community engagement in the fight against human trafficking. The ceremony, held at FBI Headquarters, celebrated the dedication and hard work of all those involved in this critical mission.
The FBI is a federal law enforcement agency dedicated to protecting and defending the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats. Its mission is to uphold the Constitution and enforce federal laws. The FBI Denver Field Office operates under this mission and is responsible for investigating a wide range of criminal activities in Colorado and Wyoming, including human trafficking.
From Silenced to Saved is a third-party case management organization that provides crucial assistance to the FBI and other government agencies in national sexual trafficking investigations. Founded and led by Jenelle Goodrich, From Silenced to Saved focuses on supporting victims of human trafficking and helping them rebuild their lives.
Recognition of Jenelle Goodrich and From Silenced to Saved
Jenelle Goodrich, the founder and executive director of From Silenced to Saved, has been recognized by the FBI Denver and awarded the Director’s Community Leadership Award. This award acknowledges Goodrich’s exceptional contributions to the community and her unwavering dedication to helping rescued victims of human trafficking in Colorado. Goodrich’s organization has played a vital role in providing essential services and support to these victims, enabling them to recover and build a brighter future.
From Silenced to Saved has made a significant impact by assisting rescued victims of human trafficking. Through their tireless efforts, the organization has provided essential services such as transportation, accommodation, food, and clothing to these victims. By working closely with law enforcement agencies, From Silenced to Saved ensures that victims receive critical support during rescue operations and emergencies.
Collaboration with Law Enforcement Agencies
The FBI Denver Field Office, including its Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, collaborates extensively with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. These partnerships are vital in investigating reports of human trafficking and rescuing victims. From Silenced to Saved is the only non-governmental organization that works closely with task force members and victim specialists to provide on-scene response during national operations and emergency services. Their collaboration ensures that victims receive immediate assistance and protection.
The joint efforts of the FBI Denver Field Office and From Silenced to Saved empower victims of human trafficking to come forward and report their perpetrators. By facilitating collaboration among various agencies, these partnerships help ensure a comprehensive response to combat human trafficking and bring justice to the survivors.
Empowering Victims of Human Trafficking
From Silenced to Saved’s work goes beyond providing immediate assistance to rescued victims. The organization also focuses on empowering these survivors to report their perpetrators and seek justice. Through their support, victims are empowered to break the cycle of silence and take an active role in the legal process. From Silenced to Saved exemplifies the power of collaboration in combating human trafficking and helping survivors become advocates in their own right.
The Director’s Community Leadership Award
The Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) was established in 1990 to honor individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to crime prevention and violence reduction in their communities. Each year, local FBI offices select winners to be recognized on behalf of the FBI Director for their exceptional support and contributions. The award acknowledges the dedication and hard work of these individuals and organizations in making their communities safer.
Ceremony at FBI Headquarters
The ceremony to celebrate the DCLA 2022 winners was held at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC, and was attended by the Director of the FBI, Christopher Wray. The event emphasized the importance of partnerships in maintaining safe communities. Through collaborations with organizations like From Silenced to Saved, crime prevention programs are developed and implemented to protect the most vulnerable members of society. Director Wray commended the awardees for their commitment to making their towns and cities safer and highlighted the impact of these partnerships on the success of the FBI’s mission.
Importance of Partnerships
Partnerships are crucial in maintaining safe communities and combating crime effectively. By working together, law enforcement agencies, non-governmental organizations, and community groups can achieve far-reaching results. The FBI highly values collaborative efforts and recognizes the significant role that partnerships play in preventing and addressing crime. The success of the FBI Denver Field Office, From Silenced to Saved, and other organizations in their mission is a testament to the power of partnerships.
Appreciation for From Silenced to Saved
The FBI Denver Field Office extends its sincere appreciation to Jenelle Goodrich and From Silenced to Saved for their tireless work in combating human trafficking and supporting survivors. Their dedication, expertise, and passion have made a significant difference in the lives of rescued victims in Colorado. From Silenced to Saved’s success is a direct result of their commitment to helping survivors rebuild their lives and seek justice.
FBI Denver’s Gratitude
The FBI Denver Field Office is grateful for the collaboration and partnership with From Silenced to Saved. The organization’s essential contributions and support have greatly enhanced the FBI’s ability to combat human trafficking and provide vital services to survivors. The FBI Denver team acknowledges the remarkable work of From Silenced to Saved and expresses deep gratitude for their ongoing commitment to the mission of ending human trafficking.
The recognition received by the FBI Denver Field Office and Jenelle Goodrich from From Silenced to Saved highlights the importance of collaborative efforts in combating human trafficking. The partnership between law enforcement agencies and organizations like From Silenced to Saved is essential in rescuing and supporting victims, empowering survivors, and bringing perpetrators to justice. The FBI Denver Field Office remains committed to working alongside From Silenced to Saved and other partners to create a safer community and eradicate human trafficking.