The following training and technical assistance opportunities are a sample of those available through nationally recognized agencies and associations.
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
BJA supports police and prosecutorial agencies in responding to hate crimes. BJA funds many anti-hate crime projects, including a training initiative about bias crimes for law enforcement agencies. BJA has partnered with the Simon Wiesenthal Center for over a decade to develop and offer Tools for Tolerance for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice training sessions.
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC)
BJA NTTAC serves as a major source of justice-related training and technical assistance information and resources, and offers specialized assistance on matters related to crime and the justice field.
Community Relations Service
The Community Relations Service, a unique agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, is the Federal government's "peacemaker" for community-wide conflicts and tensions arising from disputes based on race, color, and national origin. CRS can assist local officials and community leaders with developing and implementing policies, practices, and procedures to respond to hate crimes and garner the support of residents and public and private organizations to ease tensions and help end conflicts. CRS can also help local law enforcement agencies create hate crime units to prevent, investigate, and prosecute hate crimes.
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC)
The mission of OVC TTAC is to bridge the gap among knowledge experience, and victim assistance practice to help the still-evolving victim assistance field successfully meet the challenges of an increasingly complex service delivery environment. OVC TTAC offers both online and onsite training and technical assistance opportunities.
The NCJRS Justice Events calendar offers a comprehensive list of conferences, workshops, seminars, and other events.