U.S.VETS – Las Vegas Receives 2013 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award

Executive Director Shalimar Cabrera, Advisory Board members, and management staff of U.S.VETS – Las Vegas accept the 2013 DLCA from Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Laura Bucheit and FBI Community Outreach Specialist Holly James.

Laura A. Bucheit, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Las Vegas Field Office, has selected U.S.VETS – Las Vegas as the 2013 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) recipient. SAC Bucheit presented the commemorative award to Executive Director Shalimar Cabrera during the U.S.VETS Advisory Board luncheon on Friday, October 25th, 2013.

Since 1990, the FBI has recognized individuals and organizations whose achievements in the terrorism, crime, drug, gang, or violence prevention and education field had an exemplary impact on the community. Each year, the SAC of each FBI field office selects an individual or organization that has made a major contribution in these areas.

In March 2013, U.S.VETS – Las Vegas hosted the 10th Annual Veterans Stand Down. A total of 128 agencies and over 500 volunteers came together for the event to assist homeless and at-risk veterans in
Las Vegas. The event facilitated long-term solutions to veterans by supplying meals and resources such as; medical and dental services, legal advice, court services, clothing, and job opportunities to help them regain independence. A total of 911 veterans were served, which was a 32 percent increase from 2012. Sixteen homeless veterans were provided housing and 17 were hired on-the-spot.

U.S.VETS – Las Vegas is honored to be chosen as the 2013 recipient of the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award. We look forward to continued service to veterans in southern Nevada.

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