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Community Relations Service

The Community Relations Service (CRS) is part of the United States Department of Justice. The office is intended as a peacemaker "for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, and national origin" and was created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.[1][2][3] Originally under the Department of Commerce it was moved to the Department of Justice by order of President Johnson.[4]

It is "the only Federal agency dedicated to assist State and local units of government, private and public organizations, and community groups with preventing and resolving racial and ethnic tensions, incidents, and civil disorders, and in restoring racial stability and harmony" by employing conciliators. The current director is Grande H. Lum.[5]

References

  1. ^ Harrington, Christine (1985). Shadow Justice: The Ideology and Institutionalization of Alternatives to Court. Greenwood Press  – via  
  2. ^ Berkowitz, Steve; Asher, Mark (15 January 1994). "BCA Delays Boycott; Justice Department Offers to Mediate". Washington Post  – via  
  3. ^ Furst, Randy (22 July 2008). "REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION; Justice Department unit reaches out to police, protesters". Star Tribune  – via  
  4. ^ Hutchinson, Earl Ofari (1996). Betrayed: A History of Presidential Failure to Protect Black Lives. Westview Press  – via  
  5. ^ Community Relations Service, U.S Department of Justice. Accessed July 11, 2013.
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