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Explore new paradigms for understanding hate crimes and terrorism


The National Institute Against Hate Crimes and Terrorism enhances criminal justice professionals' capacity to proactively prevent the spread of hate crimes in their communities and to vigilantly identify and address potential terrorist threats. Jurisdictional teams formulate strategic approaches to combat hate crimes collaboratively based on a fresh understanding of the unique elements that differentiate them from other criminal acts.

Criminal justice professionals from the same jurisdiction are invited to form teams to learn how to combat terrorism and hate crimes collaboratively and more effectively. Teams are comprised of judges, attorneys (U.S., District, City and Public Defenders), probation and police officers, school officials, and human relation commissioners throughout the United States.

What is the cost?
The cost of tuition, travel, accommodation, lunches and curricular materials is supported by a federal grant through the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance. All arrangements for air travel and accommodation will be made through the Institute. The grant will not cover federal employee. Please contact us for more information.

How do I attend?
Begin by forming a 5-7 member team consisting of one judge or judiciary representative, one prosecuting attorney, one public defender, one probation official, two law enforcement officers, one school official or education representative OR one victim/witness advocate or human relations commissioner. Submit one application packet containing both individual and team responses.

For assistance and further information contact the Project Coordinator.

Click Here to Read More about the Institute and to Apply

This project was supported by Grant # 2006-DD-BX-K096 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Program, U.S. Department of justice. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Office for Victims of Crimes. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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