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

Operating as usual

This year, CRS worked closely with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities to help address concerns about bias i...
12/29/2021
Responding to Hate Crimes Against AAPI Communities

This year, CRS worked closely with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities to help address concerns about bias incidents and hate crimes. See what we’ve helped local leaders do and how we can support your community. https://www.justice.gov/crs/highlights/AAPI-hate-crimes

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CRS is hiring! We have job openings for Conciliation Specialists in Phoenix, Arizona; Sacramento, California; and Portla...
12/13/2021
Conciliation Specialist

CRS is hiring! We have job openings for Conciliation Specialists in Phoenix, Arizona; Sacramento, California; and Portland, Oregon. These roles will support communities working to reduce tensions and prevent and respond to hate crimes. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/625372900

This is a Conciliation Specialist position in the Department of Justice, Community Relations Service (CRS). CRS' mission is to provide violence prevention and conflict resolution services to diverse stakeholders to both resolve and prevent community-level disputes. This is a 100% telework...

CRS is hiring! We have a job opening for a Conciliation Specialist in Utah. Applications are open now! This role will pr...
12/10/2021
Conciliation Specialist

CRS is hiring! We have a job opening for a Conciliation Specialist in Utah. Applications are open now! This role will provide violence prevention and conflict resolution services to diverse stakeholders to both resolve and prevent community-level disputes. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/625372900

This is a Conciliation Specialist position in the Department of Justice, Community Relations Service (CRS). CRS' mission is to provide violence prevention and conflict resolution services to diverse stakeholders to both resolve and prevent community-level disputes. This is a 100% telework...

12/03/2021

CRS honors the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and all those who work to make the world more inclusive and accessible for people with disabilities. #IDPD2021

CRS recently joined the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities' Convention to help share how our work can help communi...
12/02/2021
Local leaders learn to manage strife over race, other issues | AP News

CRS recently joined the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities' Convention to help share how our work can help communities resolve conflict and respond to hate crimes. #2021CCMConvention

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — In addition to preparing for snow storms or the new school year, Connecticut municipal leaders were urged Tuesday to ready their communities for a different type of challenge: how to manage conflicts over race, gender identity, religion and national origin.

More than 8,000 hate crime incidents were reported to law enforcement in 2020, according to the FBI. Learn more about th...
12/01/2021
2020 FBI Hate Crimes Statistics

More than 8,000 hate crime incidents were reported to law enforcement in 2020, according to the FBI. Learn more about the FBI’s hate crime statistics and how CRS can help your community.

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11/20/2021

During Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance CRS reflects on the continued work of the LGBTQ community to help address conflict and tension related to gender identity. #TransAwarenessWeek

CRS’s programs and services educate communities on the issues and challenges transgender individuals face. #TransAwarene...
11/15/2021

CRS’s programs and services educate communities on the issues and challenges transgender individuals face. #TransAwarenessWeek #LGBTQIA

CRS’s programs and services educate communities on the issues and challenges transgender individuals face. #TransAwarenessWeek #LGBTQIA

11/02/2021
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Well-designed and facilitated opportunities for groups to dialogue together can enable divided communities to address differences and help create safe and inclusive school environments. CRS’s new toolkit offers resources to create these opportunities. https://www.justice.gov/file/1445601/download

Únete a @DOJ_CRS, Movimiento Porlaequidad y @USAOPR, ya sea de manera virtual o presencial, el 17 de noviembre para part...
10/28/2021

Únete a @DOJ_CRS, Movimiento Porlaequidad y @USAOPR, ya sea de manera virtual o presencial, el 17 de noviembre para participar en un foro sobre cómo prevenir y abordar los incidentes de prejuicio y los delitos de odio en su comunidad.

Únete a @DOJ_CRS, Movimiento Porlaequidad y @USAOPR, ya sea de manera virtual o presencial, el 17 de noviembre para participar en un foro sobre cómo prevenir y abordar los incidentes de prejuicio y los delitos de odio en su comunidad.

On this day in 2009, President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr Hate Crimes Prevention Act, expanding ...
10/28/2021
About CRS

On this day in 2009, President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr Hate Crimes Prevention Act, expanding CRS’s mandate to prevent and respond to violent hate crimes.

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CRS works with communities responding to alleged bias incidents or hate crimes based on #disability to create sustained ...
10/22/2021
Responding to Hate Crimes Based on Disability

CRS works with communities responding to alleged bias incidents or hate crimes based on #disability to create sustained methods for preventing and resolving future conflicts. Learn more about how our services can address disability-based tension. https://www.justice.gov/crs/highlights/hate-crimes-against-disability

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CRS resources are available in more than 10 languages, including #Arabic, #Korean, #Portuguese, #Urdu, #Vietnamese, and ...
10/20/2021
Translated Resources

CRS resources are available in more than 10 languages, including #Arabic, #Korean, #Portuguese, #Urdu, #Vietnamese, and more. https://www.justice.gov/crs/translated-resources

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This #SafeSchoolsWeek, learn more about how CRS programs can help school communities identify the underlying issues of s...
10/18/2021
Educational Organizations

This #SafeSchoolsWeek, learn more about how CRS programs can help school communities identify the underlying issues of school conflicts; develop problem-solving and decision-making skills; and increase trust, understanding, and collaboration.

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CRS's services can help to build trust and improve partnerships between law enforcement and the communities they serve t...
10/08/2021
Law Enforcement

CRS's services can help to build trust and improve partnerships between law enforcement and the communities they serve through facilitated dialogue, mediation, consultation, and training. #CPWeek2021

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month. CRS offers services to schools that bring together administrators, staff,...
10/01/2021
Educational Organizations

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. CRS offers services to schools that bring together administrators, staff, educators, and students to discuss perceived tensions, alleged incidents of bullying and develop solutions. #StopBullying

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Stay informed of the latest with America’s Peacemaker. For updates on CRS’s resources and upcoming job opportunities, si...
09/26/2021
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"It's an opportunity for everyone involved to come to the table on equal footing and have their voices and perspectives ...
09/24/2021
Strengthening Police and Community Partnerships (SPCP)

"It's an opportunity for everyone involved to come to the table on equal footing and have their voices and perspectives heard." Hear from participants how CRS's Strengthening Police and Community Partnerships program can improve trust and communication.

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CRS offers programs that educate law enforcement about the beliefs, practices, customs, and cultures of Muslim and Sikh ...
09/17/2021
Engaging and Building Partnerships with Muslim and Sikh Americans

CRS offers programs that educate law enforcement about the beliefs, practices, customs, and cultures of Muslim and Sikh Americans and offer tips to help build relationships with their communities. https://www.justice.gov/crs/our-work/training/engaging-building-partnership

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CRS honra las contribuciones de los hispanoamericanos a nuestro país y reconoce a todos aquellos que han trabajado para ...
09/16/2021

CRS honra las contribuciones de los hispanoamericanos a nuestro país y reconoce a todos aquellos que han trabajado para promover los derechos civiles de las comunidades hispanas en los EE. UU.

CRS honra las contribuciones de los hispanoamericanos a nuestro país y reconoce a todos aquellos que han trabajado para promover los derechos civiles de las comunidades hispanas en los EE. UU.

CRS honors the contributions of Hispanic Americans to our country and recognizes all those who have worked to advance th...
09/16/2021

CRS honors the contributions of Hispanic Americans to our country and recognizes all those who have worked to advance the civil rights of Hispanic communities in the U.S.

CRS honors the contributions of Hispanic Americans to our country and recognizes all those who have worked to advance the civil rights of Hispanic communities in the U.S.

CRS and our DOJ partners are hosting two webinars on strategies for addressing and preventing hate crimes in campus comm...
08/13/2021
Hate Crimes Prevention Resources Webinars for Colleges and Universities

CRS and our DOJ partners are hosting two webinars on strategies for addressing and preventing hate crimes in campus communities. Hear from administrators, campus law enforcement, and students on how to prepare for a safe and peaceful school year.

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CRS resources are available in more than 10 languages, including Farsi, Punjabi, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Tagalog, and m...
08/02/2021
Translated Resources

CRS resources are available in more than 10 languages, including Farsi, Punjabi, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Tagalog, and more.

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CRS’s new quarterly newsletter is now available on our website. Check it out for the latest on:- New team members- A new...
07/30/2021
Community Relations Service News (FY 2021, Q4)

CRS’s new quarterly newsletter is now available on our website. Check it out for the latest on:
- New team members
- A new Spanish-language website
- Resources on hate crimes for Asian American and Pacific Islander communities
- Upcoming webinars for campus leaders and administrators

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07/27/2021

CRS remembers the life and legacy of Bob Moses, a civil rights leader who registered thousands of Black voters in Mississippi and founder of the Algebra Project, a math education initiative for rural and inner-city students.

At the The Arc's annual convention, CRS and subject matter experts discussed how to address and prevent hate crimes agai...
07/23/2021
Responding to Hate Crimes Based on Disability

At the The Arc's annual convention, CRS and subject matter experts discussed how to address and prevent hate crimes against people with disabilities. See some highlights from the conversation in our latest Highlights post.

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Communities facing racial conflict or tension can use CRS’s Dialogue on Race program to improve understanding and motiva...
07/21/2021
Dialogue on Race

Communities facing racial conflict or tension can use CRS’s Dialogue on Race program to improve understanding and motivate groups to work toward change.

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145 N Street, NE
Washington D.C., DC
20530

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

Telephone

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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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This year, CRS worked closely with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities to help address concerns about bias incidents and hate crimes. See what we’ve helped local leaders do and how we can support your community. https://www.justice.gov/crs/highlights/AAPI-hate-crimes
CRS is hiring! We have job openings for Conciliation Specialists in Phoenix, Arizona; Sacramento, California; and Portland, Oregon. These roles will support communities working to reduce tensions and prevent and respond to hate crimes. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/625372900
CRS is hiring! We have a job opening for a Conciliation Specialist in Utah. Applications are open now! This role will provide violence prevention and conflict resolution services to diverse stakeholders to both resolve and prevent community-level disputes. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/625372900
CRS honors the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and all those who work to make the world more inclusive and accessible for people with disabilities. #IDPD2021
CRS recently joined the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities' Convention to help share how our work can help communities resolve conflict and respond to hate crimes. #2021CCMConvention
CRS brings together diverse leaders and stakeholders to educate communities on hate crimes and to find collaborative solutions for hate crime prevention and response. Learn more about our services. https://www.justice.gov/file/1376541/download
More than 8,000 hate crime incidents were reported to law enforcement in 2020, according to the FBI. Learn more about the FBI’s hate crime statistics and how CRS can help your community.
During Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance CRS reflects on the continued work of the LGBTQ community to help address conflict and tension related to gender identity. #TransAwarenessWeek
CRS’s programs and services educate communities on the issues and challenges transgender individuals face. #TransAwarenessWeek #LGBTQIA
Well-designed and facilitated opportunities for groups to dialogue together can enable divided communities to address differences and help create safe and inclusive school environments. CRS’s new toolkit offers resources to create these opportunities. https://www.justice.gov/file/1445601/download
Únete a @DOJ_CRS, Movimiento Porlaequidad y @USAOPR, ya sea de manera virtual o presencial, el 17 de noviembre para participar en un foro sobre cómo prevenir y abordar los incidentes de prejuicio y los delitos de odio en su comunidad.
On this day in 2009, President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr Hate Crimes Prevention Act, expanding CRS’s mandate to prevent and respond to violent hate crimes.