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Community Engagement

Community engagement is a part of the Department of Justice’s comprehensive approach to fighting crime and protecting the rights and interests of the residents of Colorado.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado cares deeply about facilitating open and direct communication with the public we serve. We work closely with community groups, schools, and organizations across the state, participating in and hosting a variety of programs in the areas of civil rights, hate crimes prevention, community safety, gang violence prevention, community reentry, and countering violent extremism.

Please contact the office with questions, suggestions, or requests for guest speakers or trainings. All trainings are free, and language interpretation and disability accommodations are available upon request. For more information, email usaco.civilrights@usdoj.gov, or call 303-454-0100.
 

Grants

https://www.justice.gov/ovw/grant-programs

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html

https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm

https://www.bja.gov/funding.aspx

https://cops.usdoj.gov/

 

Trainings and Programs

Below is a sampling of programs regularly offered by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. All programs can be tailored to meet the needs of the requesting group or institution.

  • Know Your Civil Rights trainings, covering federal civil rights law and how to report discrimination in areas including housing, healthcare, and education.
     
  • Community Safety trainings, covering civil rights protections, hate crimes reporting, active shooter response, and other topics, as requested.
     
  • Protecting Houses of Worship events to train security personnel from diverse faith institutions on how to protect religious institutions and houses of worship from violence.
     
  • Community Awareness Briefings on violent extremism within the United States (covering all violent extremism groups, foreign and domestic).
     
  • Hate Crimes and Harassment in Colorado presentations, covering hate crimes statistics, legal protections, and how to report bias-motivated incidents.
     
  • Hate Crimes Mock Trial programs for middle and high school students, in collaboration with the Colorado Lawyers Committee.
     
  • Muslim and Sikh Cultural Awareness Trainings for educators and law enforcement.
     
  • Reentry Panels at Federal Halfway Houses, offering employment opportunities and community resources for halfway house residents.
     
  • Fair Chance Job Fairs for individuals with prior convictions.

 

 

Updated March 7, 2019

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