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NCJ Number: 83626 Find in a Library
Title: International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies Civil Rights Compliance - Boston, Massachusetts, Reels 1, 2 and 3
Author(s): M McKenna; L Taylor
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Official Human Rights Agencies
Washington, DC 20003
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The session instructs participants, playing the roles of LEAA grant recipients and concerned citizens, on equal employment opportunity laws and compliance requirements regarding women and minorities in law enforcement, corrections, and other criminal justice agencies. Nine hypothetical situations are debated and solutions found.
Abstract: Participants debate the situation of a police agency which has successfully recruited and hired minorities but cannot retain them, the formulation of guidelines for women patrol officers but not for male officers, and other problem cases. They raise questions during group presentations that involve the distinctions between Title VI and VII regulation, veterans' preference, affirmative action in a declining economy, police unions and equal employment opportunity, and police residency requirements. They address subcontractor responsibilities under Title VI, pregnancy and disability categories, and compliance certificates. It is emphasized that all LEAA grant recipients must comply with LEAA's equal employment opportunity requirements to continue receiving funds.
Index Term(s): Equal opportunity employment; Federal aid; Funding guidelines; Grants or contracts; International Association Official Human Rights Agencies; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); Minority employment; Minority recruitment; Police affirmative action programs; Police recruits; Police women
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. 3 videotapes, total running time 2 hours, 46 minutes, color, 1 inch - For the entire series on workshops held by the Association in 1975 in Boston, Seattle, and Newark, see NCJ-83625-83646.
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