Community Relations Service

Community Relations Service Welcome to the official CRS page, where you will find the latest news coverage and other information regarding our work. The Community Relations Service was established under Title X of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to resolve "disputes, disagreements, or difficulties relating to discriminatory practices based on race, color, or national origin."

The Act was passed during the United States Civil Rights Movement, a period of great racial tension and civil disorder. Knowing that these conflicts would likely increase when the Act was implemented and enforced, Congress created CRS as a conflict resolution agency, tasked with resolving disputes, disagreements, or conflicts over race-based community tensions. 50 years later, CRS's work on these

The Act was passed during the United States Civil Rights Movement, a period of great racial tension and civil disorder. Knowing that these conflicts would likely increase when the Act was implemented and enforced, Congress created CRS as a conflict resolution agency, tasked with resolving disputes, disagreements, or conflicts over race-based community tensions. 50 years later, CRS's work on these

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At the @NASRO_info conference this year? Visit our booth to learn how CRS helps address tension and conflict in schools ...
07/11/2021

At the @NASRO_info conference this year? Visit our booth to learn how CRS helps address tension and conflict in schools #AmericasPeacemaker #schoolsafety

At the @NASRO_info conference this year? Visit our booth to learn how CRS helps address tension and conflict in schools #AmericasPeacemaker #schoolsafety

Stay informed of the latest with #AmericasPeacemaker. For information on new CRS resources and upcoming job opportunitie...
07/08/2021
Community Relations Service

Stay informed of the latest with #AmericasPeacemaker. For information on new CRS resources and upcoming job opportunities, sign up for free email updates through GovDelivery. Click “Subscribe Now” on the CRS homepage: https://justice.gov/crs

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Happy Independence Day! CRS is proud to serve as America’s Peacemaker for communities across the U.S.
07/04/2021

Happy Independence Day! CRS is proud to serve as America’s Peacemaker for communities across the U.S.

Happy Independence Day! CRS is proud to serve as America’s Peacemaker for communities across the U.S.

On July 2, 1964, Pres. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, establishing CRS and our mission as America’s Peacem...
07/02/2021
CRS Historical Timeline

On July 2, 1964, Pres. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, establishing CRS and our mission as America’s Peacemaker. See what we’ve accomplished over the past 57 years. https://www.justice.gov/crs/about-crs/historical-timeline

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29 years ago today, Vincent Chin was killed, leading to the first use of the Civil Rights Act for an Asian American. CRS...
06/23/2021
Responding to Hate Crimes Against AAPI Communities

29 years ago today, Vincent Chin was killed, leading to the first use of the Civil Rights Act for an Asian American. CRS played an important role in working with communities to address tensions following his death. https://www.justice.gov/crs/about-crs/historical-timeline#event-646381

CRS continues working closely with Asian American communities across the country today amid heightened concerns about bias incidents and hate crimes. See how the agency can help in your community. https://www.justice.gov/crs/highlights/AAPI-hate-crimes

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Vea la nueva versión del sitio web en español de @DOJ_CRS. El sitio web proporciona información en español del trabajo y...
06/22/2021
El Servicio de Relaciones Comunitarias (CRS)

Vea la nueva versión del sitio web en español de @DOJ_CRS. El sitio web proporciona información en español del trabajo y los recursos de la agencia. justice.gov/crs-espanol

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CRS celebrates #Juneteenth today, commemorating our nation’s “second independence day” and recognizing the need to conti...
06/19/2021
The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth

CRS celebrates #Juneteenth today, commemorating our nation’s “second independence day” and recognizing the need to continue to build mutual understanding to address the racial conflicts communities across America still face. https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/historical-legacy-juneteenth

Juneteenth is an often overlooked event in our nation’s history. On June 19, 1865, Union troops freed enslaved African Americans in Galveston Bay and across Texas some two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

CRS’s training program “Engaging and Building Relationships with Transgender Communities” can help law enforcement bette...
06/15/2021
Engaging and Building Relationships with Transgender Communities

CRS’s training program “Engaging and Building Relationships with Transgender Communities” can help law enforcement better understand the issues that transgender individuals face and improve police interactions with the transgender community. https://www.justice.gov/crs/our-work/training/engaging-building-relationships-with-transgender-community

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As we kick off #Pride month, learn how CRS can assist LGBTQ communities in preventing and responding to alleged hate cri...
06/03/2021

As we kick off #Pride month, learn how CRS can assist LGBTQ communities in preventing and responding to alleged hate crimes based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. https://www.justice.gov/crs/our-focus/sexual-orientation

As we kick off #Pride month, learn how CRS can assist LGBTQ communities in preventing and responding to alleged hate crimes based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. https://www.justice.gov/crs/our-focus/sexual-orientation

As #AAPIHertiageMonth comes to a close, Learn how CRS can assist communities, including the #AAPI community, when facing...
05/28/2021
National Origin

As #AAPIHertiageMonth comes to a close, Learn how CRS can assist communities, including the #AAPI community, when facing conflicts based on national origin: https://www.justice.gov/crs/our-focus/national-origin

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Join CRS, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders,...
05/20/2021
EEOC Hosts Free Event Highlighting the Impact of COVID-19 on the Asian American Community | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Join CRS, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and others for a webinar on the impact of COVID-19 on the Asian American community on May 20. Learn more and register here: https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/eeoc-hosts-free-event-highlighting-impact-covid-19-asian-american-community

MIAMI – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency tasked with enforcing laws against employment discrimination and harassment, announced today that it is hosting a free virtual event on May 20.

05/18/2021

#VincentChin was murdered in a racially motivated hate crime four decades ago. Today, which would have been his 66th birthday, #DOJCRS joins others in honoring his legacy today by marking the 3rd annual national #AAPI #DayAgainstBullying+Hate. #StopAAPIHate #APIHM #APAHM

05/17/2021
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On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, learn more about how CRS works with LGBTQ groups, law enforcement, schools, faith leaders, and others to prevent and respond to conflicts & hate crimes impacting LGBTQ communities. #IDAHOT https://www.justice.gov/file/1376561/download

During #PoliceWeek, we recognize the importance of building and maintaining strong relationships between law enforcement...
05/13/2021
Law Enforcement

During #PoliceWeek, we recognize the importance of building and maintaining strong relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve https://www.justice.gov/crs/our-stakeholders/law-enforcement

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“In the toughest of circumstances and often at great personal sacrifice, our public servants tackle the most complex pro...
05/04/2021

“In the toughest of circumstances and often at great personal sacrifice, our public servants tackle the most complex problems facing our communities,” The White House Proclamation on #PSRW2021. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/04/30/a-proclamation-on-public-service-recognition-week-2021/. For Partnership for Public Service #PSRW, #DOJCRS honors its dedicated staff and the difference they make in communities each day. #PublicServiceRecognitionWeek

“In the toughest of circumstances and often at great personal sacrifice, our public servants tackle the most complex problems facing our communities,” The White House Proclamation on #PSRW2021. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/04/30/a-proclamation-on-public-service-recognition-week-2021/. For Partnership for Public Service #PSRW, #DOJCRS honors its dedicated staff and the difference they make in communities each day. #PublicServiceRecognitionWeek

May is #AAPIHeritageMonth. For #AAPIHM and through the year, #DOJCRS is committed to working together as a nation to #St...
05/03/2021

May is #AAPIHeritageMonth. For #AAPIHM and through the year, #DOJCRS is committed to working together as a nation to #StopAAPIHate and address the rise in #hatecrimes against the #AAPI community, and raising awareness about incident reporting, prevention, & response. For more about these efforts: https://www.justice.gov/hatecrimes/addressing-hate-crimes-against-AAPI

May is #AAPIHeritageMonth. For #AAPIHM and through the year, #DOJCRS is committed to working together as a nation to #StopAAPIHate and address the rise in #hatecrimes against the #AAPI community, and raising awareness about incident reporting, prevention, & response. For more about these efforts: https://www.justice.gov/hatecrimes/addressing-hate-crimes-against-AAPI

Stay informed of the latest with #AmericasPeacemaker. For real-time information on updates to #DOJCRS’s resources and up...
04/30/2021

Stay informed of the latest with #AmericasPeacemaker. For real-time information on updates to #DOJCRS’s resources and upcoming job opportunities, sign-up for free email updates through GovDelivery. Click ‘Subscribe Now’ on the CRS homepage: https://www.justice.gov/crs

Stay informed of the latest with #AmericasPeacemaker. For real-time information on updates to #DOJCRS’s resources and upcoming job opportunities, sign-up for free email updates through GovDelivery. Click ‘Subscribe Now’ on the CRS homepage: https://www.justice.gov/crs

#ICYMI For #NCVRW last week, The United States Department of Justice's Hate Crimes Enforcement and Prevention Initiative...
04/27/2021
The Justice Department’s Hate Crimes Enforcement and Prevention Initiative Announces Newly Translated Online Hate Crimes Resources

#ICYMI For #NCVRW last week, The United States Department of Justice's Hate Crimes Enforcement and Prevention Initiative announced newly translated #hatecrimes resources in eight languages for the department’s hate crimes website, with new pages in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Arabic, and Japanese. For more information: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-s-hate-crimes-enforcement-and-prevention-initiative-announces-newly

Today, marking the 40th Anniversary of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), the Justice Department’s Hate Crimes Enforcement and Prevention Initiative announced newly translated hate crimes resources in eight languages for the department’s hate crimes website, www.justice.gov/hatecrime...

For news and information about bias incidents and #hatecrimes against the #AAPI community, resources to help address the...
04/22/2021
Addressing Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

For news and information about bias incidents and #hatecrimes against the #AAPI community, resources to help address them, and to seek help or report a #hatecrime in 7 languages other than English, check out the AAPI subpage on The United States Department of Justice’s hate crimes site: https://www.justice.gov/hatecrimes/addressing-hate-crimes-against-AAPI

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“Hate targeting one group is hate targeting all of us,” ADL Deputy Regional Director. #DOJCRS is pleased to join the U.S...
04/21/2021
U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI and ADL to Host Discussion on Hate Crimes, Hate Incidents and Discrimination Against Asian Americans

“Hate targeting one group is hate targeting all of us,” ADL Deputy Regional Director. #DOJCRS is pleased to join the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California, FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation #LosAngeles, and ADL Los Angeles for tomorrow’s virtual discussion on combatting #hatecrimes and discrimination, including against the #AAPI community. For more information: https://www.justice.gov/usao-cdca/pr/us-attorney-s-office-fbi-and-adl-host-discussion-hate-crimes-hate-incidents-and
To register: https://usao.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=usao&service=6&rnd=0.527244725085973&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fusao.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b00000003304f696622a9ea3e952ea472a69fea1096ac999ecfb8a535ba4f62330dc08447%26siteurl%3Dusao%26confViewID%3D190340942825283101%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAMEZqrqinb1fv-3pY0wiS065xiC22jokKO06igSpSbUYw2%26

The United States Attorney’s Office, along with the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office and the Anti-Defamation League, will host a virtual discussion on Thursday, April 22, to explain how the federal government investigates and works to combat hate crimes and discrimination, including against the As...

Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities. As this year’s #NCVRW2021 theme, let’s commit to these actions and joi...
04/20/2021
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2021

Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities. As this year’s #NCVRW2021 theme, let’s commit to these actions and join the U.S. in honoring survivors and promoting crime victims’ rights and services. For more information and a list of The United States Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices (USAOs) scheduled events this week: https://www.justice.gov/hatecrimes/spotlight/NCVRW-2021

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04/15/2021

#ApplyNow #ATTN law students - If you’re passionate about becoming part of the solution in helping communities face today’s challenges serving as #AmericasPeacemaker, #DOJCRS encourages you to apply to #intern with us. The deadline for law students is extended to April 16th. Please feel free to submit your application and share with any law students who may be interested.

We look forward to the opportunity to work together. For more information and how to apply: https://www.justice.gov/crs/join-our-team#internwithus

#DYK #DOJCRS offers information on its programs and services in over 10 languages, including Arabic, Simplified Chinese,...
04/09/2021
Translated Resources

#DYK #DOJCRS offers information on its programs and services in over 10 languages, including Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Farsi, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Korean, Punjabi, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese. To access CRS translated materials: https://www.justice.gov/crs/translated-resources

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CRS continues to work with communities to address racial tensions and improve police-community relations https://www.jus...
04/08/2021
COVID-19

CRS continues to work with communities to address racial tensions and improve police-community relations https://www.justice.gov/crs/highlights/covid-19. If your community is experiencing COVID-19 related tensions or other conflicts and needs help, contact the office nearest you by email [email protected].

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"As a Nation, we cannot adequately respond to, and recover from, #COVID19 if we do not protect all of our neighbors,” Th...
04/02/2021
Serving Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

"As a Nation, we cannot adequately respond to, and recover from, #COVID19 if we do not protect all of our neighbors,” The United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General's statement on leading a coordinated #civilrights response to COVID-19: https://twitter.com/TheJusticeDept/status/1378004835375677442?s=20. Learn how CRS can help address community conflict during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.justice.gov/crs/serving-communities-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

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As #WomensHistoryMonth comes to an end, #DOJCRS recommits to the promise of equal justice for women in the U.S., and rec...
04/01/2021

As #WomensHistoryMonth comes to an end, #DOJCRS recommits to the promise of equal justice for women in the U.S., and recognizes the incredible women of #AmericasPeacemaker, including those that lead, teach, mediate, educate, and restore hope in communities.

Statement from Attorney General Garland in Recognition of #WomensHistoryMonth

On #TransDayOfVisibility #TDOV today, let us learn new ways to engage and build relationships with #trans communities an...
04/01/2021
Gender Identity

On #TransDayOfVisibility #TDOV today, let us learn new ways to engage and build relationships with #trans communities and to support those facing discrimination based on #genderidentity. For more about CRS program and service offerings for these communities: https://www.justice.gov/crs/our-focus/gender-identity #TransgenderDayofVisibility

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This Wednesday, #DOJCRS will join the US Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and U.S. Small Business Administrat...
03/29/2021
Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Small Business Forum

This Wednesday, #DOJCRS will join the US Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and U.S. Small Business Administration as speakers for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders #AAPI Small Business Forum, a live panel discussion via webinar on 3/31 at 12:30 EST. See below to register in advance. We look forward to sharing information and resources to #StopAAPIHate.
https://twitter.com/WhiteHouseAAPI/status/1376565637581996035?s=20
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asian-american-pacific-islander-aapi-small-business-forum-tickets-147034894327

Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Small Business Forum

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145 N Street, NE
Washington D.C., DC
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Closet Metro Station: NoMa-Gallaudet on the Red Line. Use the "Florida Avenue & 2nd Street" Exit. The Justice Department's 2CON Building is the 2nd building on the left as you exit the station.

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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(202) 305-2935

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As America’s Peacemaker, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Community Relations Service (CRS) provides facilitation, mediation, training, and conciliation services to communities in conflict and enhances their capacity to independently prevent and resolve future conflicts.

Facilitated Dialogue: Conciliation specialists provide facilitated
dialogue services to help open lines of communication between diverse groups, allowing them to learn about each other’s
perspectives and underlying issues of the conflict. These dialogues often include various local agencies, institutions, and community members. Topics of discussion frequently include race relations, police-community relations, perceived hate crimes, tribal conflicts, and protests and demonstrations. These
dialogues not only improve relationships, they assist stakeholder groups to develop action plans that improve communication and
promote partnerships.

Mediation: Conciliation specialists serve as neutral, third party
mediators to help diverse stakeholders resolve community-based conflicts. Mediation is a structured process that helps communities resolve misunderstandings, establish mutual
trust, and independently prevent and resolve future conflicts. Mediation sessions are confidential, allowing for candid discussion of issues, interests, values, and, ultimately,
sustainable solutions. The intention of mediation is not to determine fault, but rather to identify ways to improve collaboration and partnerships between parties. Frequently, the
results of a mediation are memorialized in a written document, such as a memorandum of understanding or mediation agreement.

Training: Conciliation specialists deliver training programs to communities experiencing tension to improve understanding and prevent future conflict. These programs aim to improve
law enforcement’s and other audiences’ understanding of diverse communities, help improve safety, and strengthen partnerships between stakeholders.

Consultation: Conciliation specialists offer consultation
services to help educate and empower communities, as well as to refine conflict resolution strategies and address underlying
issues. CRS consultations services inform stakeholders about best practices and resources to address tensions and prevent future conflict.

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