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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 wh

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 wh

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In case you missed it: Watch our national virtual Protecting Places of Worship forum for resources and information on se...
10/20/2022
Virtual Protecting Places of Worship Forum

In case you missed it: Watch our national virtual Protecting Places of Worship forum for resources and information on securing their places of worship.

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CRS has helped facilitate dialogues and mediate disputes around the use of tribal lands. See some examples of our work w...
10/11/2022
American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

CRS has helped facilitate dialogues and mediate disputes around the use of tribal lands. See some examples of our work with American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

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CRS works with American Indians and Alaska Natives and their surrounding communities to develop mutually agreeable solut...
10/04/2022
American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

CRS works with American Indians and Alaska Natives and their surrounding communities to develop mutually agreeable solutions and build local capacity to prevent and resolve future conflicts.

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CRS was proud to join U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York and the Civil Rights Division for the ...
09/30/2022
Buffalo becomes backdrop of new nationwide initiative to combat unlawful acts of hate

CRS was proud to join U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York and the Civil Rights Division for the launch of the Western District of New York’s United Against Hate program yesterday in Buffalo.

Buffalo is serving as the backdrop to a new nationwide initiative to combat hate crime. The U.S. AG's office launched the

Attending the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation conference this week? Stop by CRS’s booth to learn more about how ou...
09/29/2022

Attending the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation conference this week? Stop by CRS’s booth to learn more about how our agency can help serve your community through our work as America’s Peacemaker.

Thank you to the city of Columbus, Indiana; the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Indiana; and Columbu...
09/29/2022

Thank you to the city of Columbus, Indiana; the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Indiana; and Columbus interfaith leaders for hosting a Protecting Places of Worship forum in Columbus to help local faith leaders learn more about protecting their congregations from potential hate crimes and other threats of violence.

CRS programs offer opportunities for communities to engage in discussions on methods to combat and respond to hate crime...
09/28/2022
College and University Spotlight

CRS programs offer opportunities for communities to engage in discussions on methods to combat and respond to hate crimes on campus. See how CRS has helped campus communities address concerns about safety following race-related incidents.

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How can schools prepare to respond to bias and hate incidents?📄Encourage your school to have a cyberbullying and harassm...
09/23/2022
Preventing and Responding to Bias and Hate Incidents in K-12 Educational Settings

How can schools prepare to respond to bias and hate incidents?
📄Encourage your school to have a cyberbullying and harassment policy
👩‍🏫Train school officials on bias and hate incident reporting and investigation procedures
💬Reach out to impacted students

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CRS’s Campus-SPIRIT program is designed to help campus communities by bringing together a diverse group of student, facu...
09/20/2022
Campus-SPIRIT - Colleges and Universities

CRS’s Campus-SPIRIT program is designed to help campus communities by bringing together a diverse group of student, faculty, and other community leaders to identify issues impacting their community and develop solutions to address those issues.

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Apply now: CRS is hiring an administrative specialist for our DC headquarters office. To learn more about the position a...
09/16/2022
Administrative Specialist

Apply now: CRS is hiring an administrative specialist for our DC headquarters office. To learn more about the position and apply, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/job/676110700

The position is located in the Department of Justice, Community Relations Service (CRS). The incumbent will serve as a Administrative Specialist supporting the program to achieve or obtain goals in providing violence prevention and conflict resolution services to diverse stakeholders to both resolve...

Today, CRS celebrates the start of  and recognizes the contributions Hispanic leaders have made to advancing civil right...
09/15/2022

Today, CRS celebrates the start of and recognizes the contributions Hispanic leaders have made to advancing civil rights and strengthening communities across the United States.

As students head , if your school community is facing difficult conversations about bias incidents and hate crimes, lear...
09/14/2022
Preventing and Responding to Bias and Hate Incidents in K-12 Educational Settings

As students head , if your school community is facing difficult conversations about bias incidents and hate crimes, learn best practices in our toolkit for school and community leaders.

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Our School-SPIRIT program engages students, teachers, school administrators, and other school and community members in i...
09/07/2022
School-SPIRIT

Our School-SPIRIT program engages students, teachers, school administrators, and other school and community members in identifying issues impacting their school, as well as developing and implementing solutions.

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Apply by Sept. 15: CRS is hiring regional directors for the Denver, CO, and Kansas City, MO, regional offices. To learn ...
09/06/2022
Regional Director

Apply by Sept. 15: CRS is hiring regional directors for the Denver, CO, and Kansas City, MO, regional offices. To learn more about the positions and apply, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/job/674395300

The Community Relations Service (CRS) is the Justice Department's "Peacemaker" for community conflicts arising from identity-based disputes. CRS' mission is to provide violence prevention and conflict resolution services to diverse community stakeholders. CRS provides facilitated dialogue, mediation...

Apply now: CRS is hiring a regional director for the Boston, MA, or Chicago, IL, regional office. To learn more about th...
09/01/2022
Regional Director

Apply now: CRS is hiring a regional director for the Boston, MA, or Chicago, IL, regional office. To learn more about the position and apply, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/job/674629700

The Community Relations Service (CRS) is the Justice Department's "Peacemaker" for community conflicts arising from identity-based disputes. CRS' mission is to provide violence prevention and conflict resolution services to diverse community stakeholders. CRS provides facilitated dialogue, mediation...

CRS has a range of programs designed to build trust and improve partnerships between law enforcement and the community, ...
08/31/2022
Law Enforcement

CRS has a range of programs designed to build trust and improve partnerships between law enforcement and the community, helping to facilitate problem-solving, reduce tensions, clarify misunderstandings, and improve capacity to resolve conflict.

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Maryland’s new Emmett Till Alert system will notify elected officials and civil rights leaders across the state of alleg...
08/30/2022
A new system to flag racist incidents and acts of hate is named after Emmett Till

Maryland’s new Emmett Till Alert system will notify elected officials and civil rights leaders across the state of alleged racist incidents and hate crimes.

The Emmett Till Alerts will be sent to Black elected officials across Maryland — along with national civil rights organizations, clergy members and other leaders.

08/30/2022

Apply now: CRS is hiring for conciliation specialists in Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, and San Diego. These roles will provide conflict resolution services to diverse stakeholders to resolve and prevent community disputes. https://www.usajobs.gov/job/673921300

08/24/2022
Mailchimp Survey

Nominate a Uniter “who inspires change by building bridges and countering hate-fueled violence” to be recognized by The White House as part of the United We Stand Summit (Deadline Sept 1).

Stop by CRS's booth at the Houston, TX, Afghan Refugee Support Welcome Center at The Power Center today through Thursday...
08/23/2022

Stop by CRS's booth at the Houston, TX, Afghan Refugee Support Welcome Center at The Power Center today through Thursday, 10 am - 2 pm, to learn how our conciliation specialists can help communities hosting refugees.

CRS, COPS, and FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation offer tools and resources for school and community leaders to addre...
08/23/2022
Preventing and Responding to Bias and Hate Incidents in K-12 Educational Settings

CRS, COPS, and FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation offer tools and resources for school and community leaders to address and prevent hate and bias incidents. Learn more about how we can help in our toolkit.

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How can CRS help your community address conflict and tension? Hear CRS employees explain the agency’s work in their own ...
08/15/2022
Discover CRS – Introduction to the Agency

How can CRS help your community address conflict and tension? Hear CRS employees explain the agency’s work in their own words.

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Thank you to all those who attended yesterday’s Protecting Places of Worship Forum in Peoria, IL, and to the U.S. Attorn...
08/12/2022

Thank you to all those who attended yesterday’s Protecting Places of Worship Forum in Peoria, IL, and to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of Illinois, Peoria County Government, Peoria Police Department, and local interfaith leaders for hosting this event to help build relationships and capacity in your community.

This Thursday, join CRS, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of Illinois, Peoria County Government, Peor...
08/10/2022
Upcoming Events

This Thursday, join CRS, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of Illinois, Peoria County Government, Peoria Police Department, and local interfaith leaders for a Protecting Places of Worship forum in Peoria, IL, offering resources and best practices to prevent and respond to hate crimes against places of worship.

Find out about upcoming Department of Justice events and trainings in your area.

Our City-SPIRIT program brings together diverse community stakeholders to identify issues impacting their community and ...
08/10/2022
City-SPIRIT

Our City-SPIRIT program brings together diverse community stakeholders to identify issues impacting their community and develop collaborative solutions to reduce conflict, improve communication, and minimize the potential for future conflict.

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Thank you to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, Sikh American Legal Defense and E...
08/05/2022

Thank you to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and The Sikh Coalition for hosting a Protecting Places of Worship forum in Oak Creek, WI, to help keep your community safe from hate.

08/04/2022

CRS is hiring 10 new conciliation specialists in communities across the country. These roles will provide conflict resolution services to diverse stakeholders to resolve and prevent community disputes. See all current openings here: https://go.usa.gov/xSvru

Tomorrow, CRS will host a Protecting Places of Worship forum in Oak Creek, WI, with the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Interf...
08/03/2022
Upcoming Events

Tomorrow, CRS will host a Protecting Places of Worship forum in Oak Creek, WI, with the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and The Sikh Coalition, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Sikh temple tragedy.

Find out about upcoming Department of Justice events and trainings in your area.

Thank you  for hosting DC’s ! CRS enjoyed building relationships with community members and colleagues, including the Co...
08/03/2022

Thank you for hosting DC’s ! CRS enjoyed building relationships with community members and colleagues, including the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency and U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia!

In case you missed it: Watch our virtual Protecting Places of Worship forum for resources and information on securing yo...
07/27/2022
Virtual Protecting Places of Worship Forum - June 29, 2022

In case you missed it: Watch our virtual Protecting Places of Worship forum for resources and information on securing your place of worship.

A virtual event to provide interfaith communities with resources and information on securing their places of worship, help faith leaders build relationships ...

See the latest on CRS, including our new Director, new programs, and links to helpful resources in our Summer 2022 newsl...
07/22/2022
Community Relations Service News Summer 2022

See the latest on CRS, including our new Director, new programs, and links to helpful resources in our Summer 2022 newsletter.

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07/13/2022
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CRS is hiring for a conciliation specialist in Miami, Florida. This role will provide conflict resolution services to di...
07/06/2022
Conciliation Specialist

CRS is hiring for a conciliation specialist in Miami, Florida. This role will provide conflict resolution services to diverse stakeholders to resolve and prevent community disputes.

The Community Relations Service (CRS) is the Justice Department's "Peacemaker" for community conflicts arising from identity-based disputes. CRS' mission is to provide violence prevention and conflict resolution services to diverse community stakeholders. CRS provides facilitated dialogue, mediation...

Today marks the 58th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which established CRS and its original mission to assi...
07/02/2022

Today marks the 58th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which established CRS and its original mission to assist communities facing disputes, disagreements, or difficulties relating to allegations of discriminatory practices based on race, color, or national origin.

CLOSING SOON: CRS is hiring a Public Affairs Specialist in our Washington, DC, headquarters office to develop and implem...
06/30/2022
Public Affairs Specialist

CLOSING SOON: CRS is hiring a Public Affairs Specialist in our Washington, DC, headquarters office to develop and implement strategies for website development, social media outreach, and related evaluation and improvement efforts.

This position serves as the Public Affairs Specialist for the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service (CRS) as part of CRS Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Public Affairs Specialist also develops and implements strategies for website development, social media outreach, and related...

CRS is hiring! We have three new job openings for conciliation specialists in Denver, New York, and Seattle. These roles...
06/30/2022
Conciliation Specialist

CRS is hiring! We have three new job openings for conciliation specialists in Denver, New York, and Seattle. These roles will provide conflict resolution services to diverse stakeholders to resolve and prevent community disputes.

The Community Relations Service (CRS) is the Justice Department's "Peacemaker" for community conflicts arising from identity-based disputes. CRS' mission is to provide violence prevention and conflict resolution services to diverse community stakeholders. CRS provides facilitated dialogue, mediation...

Live Now: A virtual Protecting Places of Worship forum for interfaith communities to get resources and information on se...
06/29/2022
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At the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators conference? Stop by our booth for more informa...
06/28/2022

At the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators conference? Stop by our booth for more information about CRS’s services or join our “Improving and Bringing Campus Communities Together Through Facilitated Dialogue” session at 4:15 today.

ICYMI: CRS is hosting a second virtual Protecting Places of Worship forum tomorrow (June 29) at noon EDT to share inform...
06/28/2022
Virtual Protecting Places of Worship Forum

ICYMI: CRS is hosting a second virtual Protecting Places of Worship forum tomorrow (June 29) at noon EDT to share information about hate crimes and resources for securing your place of worship. RSVP:

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If you’re planning a demonstration or rally, access resources on CRS’s website for safe public events this summer:
06/24/2022
CRS Resources and Trainings for Safe Public Events this Summer

If you’re planning a demonstration or rally, access resources on CRS’s website for safe public events this summer:

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This week, CRS led a Facilitating Meetings Around Community Conflict (FMACC) training for the city of Avenal, CA, and Av...
06/23/2022

This week, CRS led a Facilitating Meetings Around Community Conflict (FMACC) training for the city of Avenal, CA, and Avenal PD. The program provides community leaders with the basic tools needed to successfully facilitate meetings to address and respond to conflicts in their communities.

Interested in helping your community’s leaders address community tension through difficult conversations? Learn more about the FMACC program on our website. https://www.justice.gov/crs/our-work/training/facilitating-meetings-around-community-conflict

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CRS has a long history of working with civil rights groups to open lines of communication with community members, government agencies, law enforcement, and other stakeholders to address local conflicts peacefully and constructively. https://www.justice.gov/crs/our-stakeholders/civil-rights-groups
CRS works directly with community groups as they seek to engage in collaborative processes with state and local government officials, law enforcement, school systems, and other organizations stemming from community conflict and hate incidents. https://www.justice.gov/crs/our-stakeholders/community-groups
What’s it like to work at CRS? Hear staff share their invaluable expertise, experiences, and institutional knowledge from working as “America’s Peacemakers.” https://www.justice.gov/crs/video/discover-crs-introduction-agency
CRS developed a toolkit for support school and community leaders in developing opportunities for groups to dialogue together and enable divided communities to address differences. https://www.justice.gov/file/1445601/download
A new toolkit from CRS this year offers guidance and resources for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community leaders to develop community contingency plans to respond to bias and hate incidents. https://www.justice.gov/file/1426866/download
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.
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.
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.
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