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Upcoming Events:

  • ATF Informational Session –
    March 4, 2020

  • Project Guardian Summit – March 5, 2020

  • Excellence in the Pursuit of Justice – 
    April 24, 2020

  • Pride Parade – July 18, 2020

Past Events:

  • Western States Opioid Summit –Nov. 7-8, 2019

  • 9/11 Commemoration – September 11, 2019

  • Hate Crimes Community Forum – Aug. 14, 2019

  • Unity Games – August 10, 2019

  • Pride Parade- July 13, 2019

  • Sexual Harassment in Housing – June 25, 2019

  • IFTAR Dinner – May 20, 2019

  • Protecting Houses of Worship seminar – April 16, 2019

  • Walk Against Hate – May 19, 2019

  • Law Enforcement Award Ceremony – March 28, 2019

Opioid and Meth Awareness

RSB Speaking on Opioids

The U.S. Attorney’s office is actively involved in raising awareness about the growing opioid and stimulant epidemic. In addition to targeting drug traffickers and doctors who abuse prescribing privileges, the office holds leadership roles on the Meth Strike Force and the Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force (PDATF), multi-disciplinary groups of more than 100 stakeholders who meet quarterly to address enforcement, prevention, and treatment issues. The U.S. Attorney’s Office created a Fentanyl Forum and a Fentanyl Working Group to educate first responders and investigators about the dangers of fentanyl analogs.  The office also cosponsors a biannual statewide Opiate Summit, which brings together county, state and national leaders to share best practices in the areas of law enforcement, community engagement, treatment, safe disposal and prevention.

Visit the Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force/

Targeted Violence Prevention

Poway Shooter PC

Our Constitution protects our right to worship freely. We are working to ensure that all houses of worship are adequately protected so their congregants can worship in peace. The U.S. Attorney has cosponsored two workshops to make religious leaders aware of critical government and community resources, including infrastructure grans and security assessments, including the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services’ Nonprofit Security Grant Program. Many of our district’s religious institutions successfully applied for these funds in the past and they are safer today as a result.

California OES Security Grant Program

NBC Media coverage

Fox News Media Coverage

Union/Tribune Media Coverage

 








 

Hate Crimes Awareness and Prevention

As Attorney General Barr said recently, “We have zero tolerance for violence motivated by hatred.” When victims are attacked because of their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, there are laws that empower us to respond. But we in law enforcement can’t respond if we are not aware of the what occurred. So we are working to ensure that every person who is subjected to a hate incident understands why and how to report it. In law enforcement, there are other important steps we can take, in addition to prosecutions. At DOJ, we are working to make sure law enforcement agencies collect accurate data so that we understand the scope of hate crimes. Last year, the FBI trained nearly 900 law enforcement agencies about hate crime data collection. Within the next three years, the FBI plans to consolidate all crime reporting in a single interface that includes hate crimes. But at DOJ our primary goal is to keep our community safe by ensuring that those who commit hate crimes are placed behind bars. Over the past 10 years, the Department of Justice has charged more than 200 defendants nationwide with hate crimes offenses. Most recently, our office filed hate crime charges against the alleged perpetrator of the mosque and synagogue attacks in our community. Our office is committed to educating, prosecuting and educating the public about hate crimes. Due to the lack of awareness, confusion about reporting avenues and fear, many hate crimes go unreported. Toward that end, the office chairs the San Diego Regional Hate Crime Coalition, which coordinates outreach, education and dialogue regarding bullying, hate incidents and hate crimes in the San Diego Region.

 

Fox News Media Coverage on Hate Crimes Prevention

Featured Speakers at Hate Crimes Forum

 

 

Robert Brewer Speaking at Hate Crimes Forum

 

 

Featured Speakers at Hate Crimes Forum

 

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