Virtual Protecting Places of Worship Forum - June 29, 2022

June 29, 2022

On June 29, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service facilitated a virtual Protecting Places of Worship Forum, an event to provide interfaith communities with the resources and information on securing their places of worship, help faith leaders build relationships with law enforcement, and answer questions.

0:00 Welcome and Introductions—Paul Monteiro, Director, U.S. Department of Justice, Community Relations and Harpreet S. Mokha, National Program Manager for Muslim, Arab, Sikh, South Asian, and Hindu, U.S. Department of Justice, Community Relations Service

5:05 Overview of Hate Crimes Laws, Investigations, and Active Shooter Training—Michael Campion, Chief, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey

35:23 Securing Places of Worship—Steven Long, Regional Protective Security Advisor, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

52:12 Grants and Other Resources—Mark Silveira, Senior Advisor and Branch Chief, Federal Emergency Management Agency

1:10:54 Q-and-A

Updated September 7, 2022