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Tools for Tolerance® for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Professionals Project

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Los Angeles
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,000,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center Inc will continue to support Tools for Tolerance® (T-F-T). They will conduct a National Institute Against Hate Crimes and Terrorism training, Command Level Leadership Initiatives trainings, thirty 1-day programs at the Museum of Tolerance, and an onsite Perspectives on Profiling train-the-trainer course. The purpose of these programs is to further enhance criminal justice professionals' capacity to proactively prevent the spread of violence, especially hate crimes, in their communities and address potential terrorist threats. The training will provide tools for building community trust without compromising safety and security and address the unique challenges facing today's law enforcement leadership in increasingly diverse American communities. T-F-T utilizes interactive workshops, develops educational resources, and maintains a dynamic website for ongoing communication, technical support, and sustained learning.


Date Created: August 22, 2010