Gender Identity

Transgender women talking to a male police officer in front of his police cruiser.



Gender Identity

CRS works with communities to prevent and respond to alleged hate crimes based on actual or perceived gender identity. Below are some examples of how CRS supports communities dealing with tension and conflict based on gender identity:

  • Strengthening police and community partnerships through training programs for law enforcement officers that include information about transgender communities and individuals, best practices to engage transgender communities, and strategies to improve officers’ contacts with transgender individuals
  • Facilitating dialogues between law enforcement professionals, community leaders, local and state officials, and civil rights organizations to relieve community tension in the wake of actual or perceived hate crimes based on gender identity
  • Delivering facilitated dialogue programs to educational institutions that bring together students, teachers, staff, and administrators to identify issues, increase understanding, and develop solutions

Below are some recent examples of CRS's work assisting communities experiencing tension and conflict based on actual or perceived gender identity. Additional case summaries may be found within CRS’s Annual Reports, located on the CRS Resource Center webpage.

Case Highlights

Updated December 19, 2022

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