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NCJ Number: 252855 Find in a Library
Title: Safeguarding Houses of Worship
Date Published: 2019
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Overview Text; Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Software/Program; Web Page/Site
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Noting that houses of worship, along with other facilities, have security and safety issues, this web page explains how to access the Justice Technology Information Center’s (JTIC’s) free interactive PDF toolkit, which guides local law enforcement agencies in working with houses of worship to evaluate security needs of facilities and develop security and safety plans.
Abstract: The procedure for obtaining the free kit involves specifying the name of the individual and agency requesting the toolkit and the email address to which the kit will be sent. The kit is sent to the email address as a fillable PDF file. Staff from a house of worship that wants to access the tookit is instructed to contact a local law enforcement agency and have the agency request the “Safeguarding Houses of Worship toolkit.” This web page also contains an annotated listing of 21 resources that houses of worship can use in collaborating with community leaders and first responders. This listing is continually updated on this web page.
Main Term(s): Police crime-prevention
Index Term(s): Facility security; NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources; Police community relations; Private sector-government cooperation; Religion; Security surveys
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