By Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Huntsville’s National Children’s Advocacy Center has been named the Birmingham Division recipient of the 2015 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award.

According to a news release, Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton presented a certificate Tuesday to Executive Director Chris Newlin. In April, Newlin will travel to Washington, D.C. where FBI Director James Comey will present a formal award to him.

Each year, the SAC of each FBI field office selects an individual or organization that has made a major contribution in areas including terrorism, crime or violence prevention. The release says that the NCAC has revolutionized the response to child sexual abuse in the United States, and has served as a model for Children’s Advocacy Centers across the country.

The NCAC also supports law enforcement in child exploitation cases.

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