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Bruce Smith

2005 Federal Service Award | National Crime Victims’ Service Awards

Bruce Smith | Federal Service Award
Federal Correction Institution
Dublin, California

Bruce Smith is a Case Management Coordinator for the Federal Correction Institution (FCI) in Dublin, California. Specifically, Smith serves as the Inmate Financial Responsibility Program (IFRP) Coordinator and its Victim Witness Notification Program (VWNP) Coordinator. 

As the institution's IFRP Coordinator, he has demonstrated a genuine commitment to assisting individuals affected by criminal activities recoup their financial losses. Smith speaks to all FCI Dublin's newly committed inmates about the importance of meeting their court-ordered financial obligations and the role of the Crime Victims Fund. 

Through IFRP, he has been instrumental in collecting more than $835,000 from inmates confined to FCI Dublin in the past 7 years. In his capacity as the VWNP Coordinator, he ensures victims are provided timely notification of significant events regarding the release or release-related activities of offenders. 

Smith's efforts have altered the perception of FCI Dublin as a place that not only serves as one of incarceration, but also as an institution partnering in the victims' rights movement. Smith is an example of FCI Dublin's commitment to treating victims and witnesses with compassion and respect, keeping them informed, and keeping them involved in the federal correctional process. 

Smith was nominated by Harley G. Lappin, Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons.