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CRS Supports Communities Experiencing COVID-19 Related Tensions and Conflicts

The U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service'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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Pride Month

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

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

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Natl. Crime Victims Rights' Week

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Honoring Victims’ Rights Week with New Hate Crimes Resources

Two reports, funded by the Office of Justice Programs, give new insight into how often youths and members of the Latino community experience and witness bias-motivated incidents.  

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April is Fair Housing Month

Marking Fair Housing Month – Hate Crimes that Interfere with Housing Rights  

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Cold Case Spotlight

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Identifying and Investigating Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes

The FBI and Civil Rights Division continue to examine racially motivated murders committed long ago.

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2018 FBI Hate Crime Statistics

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FBI Releases 2018 Hate Crime Statistics

The FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program serves as the national repository for crime data collected by law enforcement. This data is collected and reported yearly.

See a summary of the 2018 FBI Hate Crime Statistics.


The Honorable Carlton Reeves delivers a presentation on the first case brought under the HCPA for killing a victim.

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Justice Department Commemorates the Tenth Anniversary of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act

On October 16, 2019, the Department of Justice marked the tenth anniversary of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA). The anniversary of the landmark legislation, coming just a few months after the tragic events in El Paso and a year after the violent attacks on synagogues in Pittsburgh and Poway, highlights the Act’s continued importance.  It also underscores how partnerships between law enforcement and community stakeholders are critical to effectively address hate crimes and their aftermath.

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Summit on Combating Anti-Semitism

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Summit on Combating Anti-Semitism

Eli Lake, Columnist, Bloomberg View moderates a panel, “Combating Anti-Semitism While Respecting the First Amendment.” Panelists include: Elliot Zweig, Deputy Director, Middle East Media Research Institute; Chris Hardee, Chief, Law and Policy Office, National Security Division; Daniel Elbaum, Chief Advocacy Officer, American Jewish Committee; and Eugene Kontorovich, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University.

Read more about the Summit on Combating Anti-Semitism.


National Crime Victims' Rights Week

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2019 National Crime Victims' Rights Week

Every year, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) leads the nation in the observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW). This year, NCVRW will be commemorated April 7–13, 2019, and the theme is—Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future.

Read more about National Crime Victims' Rights Week.


Hate Crime Forums

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Hate Crimes Forums

The U.S. Department of Justice, Community Relations Service (CRS) facilitates forums across the country that convene local and federal law enforcement and community-based organizations in educational discussions. In the forums, information is shared about hate crime laws and reporting, as well as approaches to combat and respond to bias incidents and hate crimes.

Read more about Hate Crimes Forums.


Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein speaks at a law enforcement round table in Washington, D.C.

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Improving the Identification and Reporting of Hate Crimes

On October 29 and 30, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Hate Crimes Enforcement and Prevention Initiative hosted a law enforcement round table in Washington, D.C. on Improving the Identification and Reporting of Hate Crimes.

Read more about the round table and related resources.


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FBI Releases 2017 Hate Crime Statistics

The FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program serves as the national repository for crime data collected by law enforcement. This data is collected and reported yearly.

Read more about the 2017 Hate Crime Statistics.


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Resources to Protect Houses of Worship

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a resources page dedicated to assisting faith-based and community organizations with their efforts to protect houses of worship. Recognizing that public gatherings in faith-based venues are vulnerable targets, DHS offers a wide range of technical assistance to prepare for all types of hazards, whether natural or human-made. Presentations, workshops, tabletop exercises, and information on funding support opportunities, are just some of the materials available to encourage faith-based and other community organizations to take proactive measures to reduce the likelihood, or minimize the impact, of an attack on local venues.

Resources to Protect Your House of Worship can be viewed here: https://www.fema.gov/faith-resources.

 

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