Since 2009, the Justice Department has conducted dozens of hate crimes identification training programs for law enforcement and community groups, reaching thousands of law enforcement agents and hundreds more community members. To further improve our efforts to combat hate violence, along with our U.S. Attorney partners and the FBI, in 2015, the Civil Rights Division organized a series of regional hate crimes trainings – in Mississippi, California, Oregon, Kansas and Florida. These sessions helped to train local and federal law enforcement in how to recognize, investigate, and prove hate crimes. They helped to educate communities and engage them in the process of ensuring public safety. And they helped to encourage better hate crime reporting and data collection.
The Justice Department has also conducted workshops internationally on combating religious discrimination, including hate crimes legislation, prosecution, prevention and data collection.