Give the Gift of Safety this Holiday Season

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This post appears courtesy of the Consumer Protection Branch of the Civil Division at the Department of Justice. The holiday season is now upon us and consumers are beginning to turn their focus towards the timeless ritual of exchanging gifts.  Although this may be the most wonderful time of the year—especially for those young children… Read more »

A Visit to Oak Creek

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The following post appears courtesy of Tom Perez, the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Last week, I had the great honor of visiting the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wis., where I met with leaders of the gurdwara and the families who worship there. It is clear that the hate crime… Read more »

Recognizing World AIDS Day

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On World AIDS Day 2012, the Department of Justice is proud to reaffirm its ongoing commitment to protect – and advance – the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS.  And – in accordance with the objectives outlined by President Obama in the landmark National HIV/AIDS Strategy, we are working harder than ever to… Read more »

The Fight to End to Human Trafficking Continues

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Deputy Attorney General James Cole met with Jada Pinkett Smith last week to discuss the department’s extensive efforts to end human trafficking.  Ms. Pinkett Smith founded the organization, Don’t Sell Bodies, to raise awareness about this global epidemic and advocate for victims of trafficking. Excerpt from: The Fight to End to Human Trafficking Continues

Google Joins the AMBER Alert Network

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The following post appears courtesy of Mary Lou Leary, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Last week the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) welcomed Google into the AMBER alert network.  This innovative and exciting new partnership will provide real-time AMBER Alert… Read more »

An End to Bullying & Equal Opportunities for All Students

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The following post appears courtesy of the Civil Rights Division. This October, in honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, communities across the country have come together to increase awareness about bullying prevention. The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division stands firmly behind these efforts, and will continue to make the most of our resources and… Read more »

Asset Forfeiture Notifications: More Efficient and Cost-Effective Than Ever

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Today, the Department of Justice announced a change to the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act (CAFRA), effective immediately, which will allow federal law enforcement agencies to advertise certain public forfeiture notices online, at a reduced cost, at www.forfeiture.gov. This will save approximately $6.2 million each year in administrative costs View article: Asset Forfeiture Notifications: More… Read more »

Keeping Students Safe on Campus

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The following post appears courtesy of Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs, Mary Lou Leary Last week, I was privileged to speak at the Clery Center for Security on Campus’s 25th anniversary gathering.  Founded by Connie Clery – who was moved to action by the brutal rape and murder of her… Read more »

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