Family Resources Braking Traffik program of the Quad Cities, which serves both Northwest Illinois and Southeast Iowa, received the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award for 2016.

The FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award was formally created in 1990 as a way to honor individuals and organizations for their efforts in combating terrorism, cyber crime, illegal drugs, gangs, and other crimes leading to violence in America. Braking Traffik is one of 56 individuals or organizations around the United States who received this award at the ceremony held in Washington, D.C. on April 28th.  Braking Traffik of Family Resources was recognized for their strong community partnerships and coordinated efforts among social service providers, medical personal, law enforcement, and faith-based groups to ensure victims of sex and labor trafficking receive the care they need. 

Braking Traffik is a leader in Illinois and Iowa dedicated to end human trafficking.  Braking Traffik provides community outreach and education, legislative advocacy and comprehensive services to survivors of human trafficking.

“I am honored and extremely humbled to be recognized among a group of nationally recognized ordinary citizens who are doing extraordinary work – those who empower our nation’s most vulnerable people to have a voice and to lead safe, healthy lives,” said O’Keeffe.

Braking Traffik was founded by Maggie Tinsman in 2008.  Braking Traffik merged with Family Resources in April, 2016.  For more information on Braking Traffik and other Family Resources programs, visit


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