Find the Handbook

In September 2011, twenty nationally and internationally respected whistleblowers have initiated a campaign to ensure that every public library in the United States received a copy of The Whistleblower's Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What's Right and Protecting Yourself (Lyons Press, 2011) by National Whistleblower Center (NWC) Executive Director Stephen M. Kohn on its shelves. One thousand Handbooks were distributed to public libraries in all fifty states.

The idea for the campaign was sparked by Dr. Frederic Whitehurst, a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent who blew the whistle on the FBI crime lab in the 1990's. His allegations forced the crime lab to obtain accreditation and resulted in the expulsion from the laboratory of examiners who had engaged in forensic misconduct. According to Dr. Whitehurst:

Whistleblowers must know their rights. They need this Handbook to protect themselves. Being able to effectively blow the whistle is vital to our democracy. We, the whistleblowers, want to make sure that every single American has access to the information they need to expose corruption and misconduct.

Use this search tool to find a copy of The Whistleblower's Handbook (Lyons Press, 2011) at a library near you!

Click here for information about obtaining The New Whistleblower's Handbook (Lyons Press, 2017).

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