CRS is the only federal agency dedicated to assisting state and local governments, private and public organizations, educational organizations, law enforcement, tribal communities, and community groups to resolve conflicts based on actual or perceived race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability. CRS was established by Title X of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its mandate was expanded by the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.
CRS works directly with community groups as they seek to engage in collaborative processes with state and local government officials, law enforcement, school systems, and other organizations stemming from community conflict and hate incidents.
Through facilitated dialogue, mediation, consultation, and training, CRS's services help to build trust and improve partnerships between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
CRS has a long history of working with civil rights groups to address conflicts in communities across the nation.
CRS works with federal, state, and local government agencies to help address and prevent community conflicts, tensions, and hate crimes.
When disputes or tensions arise among American Indians or Alaska Natives and surrounding communities, CRS works with and brings together diverse parties to facilitate common understanding and strengthen community relations.
CRS works with religious organizations from all faiths to address real or perceived hate crime and hate incidents within the community.
CRS provides support to public and private secondary schools, colleges, and universities who are experiencing tension or conflicts based on actual or perceived race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability.