Jun 18, 2021
IACLEA is pleased to announce a new resource: “Combating Hate Crimes on College and University Campuses: Essential Considerations for Public Safety Officials."
Created through a partnership between Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Clery Center, and IACLEA, this new resource provides campus police and public safety with best practices for addressing hate crimes and incidents. It includes guidance for identifying hate crimes, recommendations to enhance communication before and after a hate crime or bias incident occurs, and information on where hate crimes should be reported.
While it was written primarily for college and university campus police and public safety officials, the information it contains has relevance to the hate crime prevention and response efforts of all campus community members.
“Working collaboratively on this project with ADL, Clery Center, and the FBI, who provided input on UCR/NIBRS, was a great experience and we believe the guide that was created will be very useful to campus public safety,” said Josh Bronson, IACLEA’s Director of Education & Leadership Development. “Considering the steady rise in hate crimes, this new resource couldn’t be timelier. And if you’re attending IACLEA’s Annual Conference & Exposition, we’re honored to have Vice President David Friedman of ADL providing some brief welcome remarks and he will be officially introducing this resource in the opening ceremonies on June 22,” he added.
ADL is a leading anti-hate organization that works closely with law enforcement to assist them in protecting communities from extremism and hate and, as a leader in the fight against hate crimes, provides expertise in community response, legislative advocacy, and inclusive school climates. Founded in 1913, ADL’s mission is to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.
Founded in 1987, Clery Center was the first nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of criminal violence at colleges and universities nationwide and continues to be the national leader today. Their mission is to work together with colleges and universities to create safer campuses through education, awareness, policy, and prevention initiatives.