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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dr. Mallory O’Brien to Receive FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award

On Friday, December 17, 2010, Nancy McNamara, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Milwaukee Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced her selection of Dr. Mallory O’Brien, director of the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission, as the 2010 recipient of the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA). Dr. O’Brien will join other community leaders from around the United States in a special ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Friday, March 25, 2011.

The DCLA is presented annually to an individual or organization that has furthered the efforts of law enforcement. Dr. O’Brien will join other honorees nominated by SACs from FBI field offices across the nation.

Since 2005, Dr. O’Brien has led the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission. She is a trained epidemiologist and has worked in the field of violent injury prevention for the past 15 years.

In 1994, she began her work developing, implementing, and evaluating the Firearm Injury Reporting System, a regional tracking system for firearm deaths, at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

She later went on to continue her work and expand it to the national level as the Associate Director of the National Violent Injury Statistics System at Harvard University’s Injury Control Research Center.

Dr. O’Brien has served as a consultant to the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Wisconsin Violent Death Reporting System. She is currently a member of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Taskforce for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the Advisory Committee of the Safe Streets Initiative and the Wisconsin Attorney General’s Crime Victim Council.

Dr. O’Brien is currently a researcher with the Terry Sanford Institute for Public Policy at Duke University. Dr. O’Brien currently resides in Milwaukee with her husband and two children.

The DCLA, presented on behalf of the Director of the FBI, was formally created in 1990 as a way to honor individuals and organizations for their efforts in combating crime, terrorism, drugs, and violence in America.

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