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CRS Highlights

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Preventing Hate Crimes on Campus: Resources for Colleges and Universities

Join the Community Relations Service, the Civil Rights Division, and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services for two webinars to learn more about the services these agencies offer and how they can address concerns and tensions on campus and help you prepare for a safe and peaceful school year.

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CRS Newsletter
Friday, July 30, 2021

CRS Releases Quarterly Newsletter

News and updates from the Community Relations Service.

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

CRS Facilitates Virtual Dialogue to Address Hate Crimes Against Disability Community

In the fall of 2020, CRS facilitated a virtual dialogue at The Arc’s annual convention on creating safe and inclusive communities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Friday, June 4, 2021

CRS Responds to Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Recognizing the need to coordinate responses across the country and share information, CRS began meeting with national and local AAPI organizations in early 2020, to address community concerns about the rise in anti-AAPI incidents and individuals’ safety during the pandemic.

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Monday, March 29, 2021

FY 2019 FBI Hate Crimes Statistics

In 2019, hate crimes incidents increased by nearly 200 from 2018, with 7,314 total incidents reported, the highest number since 2008.

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RD Vincent Plair
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Meet Regional Director Vincent Plair

RD Plair joins CRS after decorated careers in law enforcement with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) and in the military with the U.S. Marine Corps.

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FY 2019 Annual Report
Thursday, October 22, 2020

CRS Presents Its FY 2019 Annual Report

The FY 2019 Annual Report includes spotlight articles on CRS’s services to faith communities following attacks and attempted attacks at places of worship; the history of the agency’s work with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer or Questioning community; and examples of successful outcomes with communities across the country.

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CRS supports communities experiencing racial tension

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Monday, October 19, 2020

CRS Supports Communities Experiencing Racial Tension

CRS has been in communication with federal, state, and local government officials, as well as community and faith-based leaders, in approximately 65 U.S. cities, in response to the demonstrations in the aftermath of the deaths of Mr. Arbery, Ms. Taylor, and Mr. Floyd.

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CRS responds to bias incidents and hate crimes at colleges and universities

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Monday, September 21, 2020

CRS Responds to Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes at Colleges and Universities

CRS supports campus-related community groups as they work to prevent and respond to bias incidents and hate crimes on campuses and in cities throughout the country.

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CRS Supports Communities Experiencing COVID-19 Related Tensions and Conflicts

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

CRS Supports Communities Experiencing COVID-19 Related Tensions and Conflicts

CRS’s recent work in California illustrates the range of services conciliation specialists can provide to community groups experiencing COVID-19 related tensions and conflicts.

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CRS Pilots Updated “Engaging and Building Relationships with Transgender Communities” Training Program for Law Enforcement
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

CRS Pilots Updated “Engaging and Building Relationships with Transgender Communities” Training Program for Law Enforcement

The U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service has updated its training program designed to improve communication and understanding between law enforcement officers and transgender individuals.

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 Discover CRS - Introduction to the agency
Monday, March 16, 2020

New Video: Discover CRS - Introduction to the Agency

Take a journey with CRS, from headquarters and regional offices to other historical sites across the nation, as agency leadership and tenured staff share their invaluable expertise, experiences, and institutional knowledge from working as “America’s Peacemakers,” and recount the role of CRS in the furtherance of peace during pivotal moments in civil rights history.

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