April 2018: The Portland FBI Division honors Safety Compass for supporting survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. In its first year of work, Safety Compass provided crisis intervention and ongoing case management to at least 30 survivors, made 1,500 crisis contacts, and offered training throughout Oregon to local law enforcement and community members.
Safety Compass Founder and CEO Esther Nelson was one of 57 remarkable individuals and organizations honored during the Director’s Community Leadership Awards (DCLA) ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Nominated in 2017 by the each of the FBI’s 56 field offices and the Criminal Justice Information Services Division, the recipients were formally recognized by Director Christopher Wray for extraordinary service to their communities.
Since 1990, the annual awards have been the principal means for the FBI to publicly acknowledge the achievements of those working to make a difference in their communities through the promotion of education and the prevention of crime and violence.
For the full story: Oregon Non-Profit Safety Compass Presented with FBI Director's Community Leadership Award:
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February 2020: Portland Tribune, Pamplin Media, Feb. 17, 2020
Tackling Human Trafficking in Clackamas County article by Ellen Spitaleri (photo below)
Link to the full article: pamplinmedia.com/pt/9-news/452354-367516-tackling-human-trafficking-in-clackamas-county
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June 2020: Safety Compass mentioned in podcast by Dr. Adebimpe Adewusi, M.D., FAAP, Child Abuse Pediatrician at CARES Northwest. For the full story: directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/14943530