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Community Dialogue Guide: Conducting a Discussion on Race

The Community Relations Service assists communities with crisis management and violence reduction. Their user-friendly Community Dialogue Guide includes sections on the characteristics of community dialogues on race, steps in organizing a dialogue, the role of the dialogue leader, a sample small group dialogue, and more.

The Community Relations Service (CRS) of the U.S. Department of Justice helps local communities address community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, and national origin. CRS also helps communities develop strategies to prevent and respond to violent hate crimes committed on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or disability.

The Community Relations Service of the U.S. Department of Justice (2003)

Resource Link: https://ncdd.org/rc/wp-content/uploads/CRS-DialogueGuide.pdf

This 2013 dialogue guide is still on the CRS website at http://www.justice.gov/archive/crs/pubs/dialogueguide.pdf as of August 2014, though no longer listed on its resource page.

See the Community Relations Service’s resource center at www.justice.gov/crs/resource-center for all of its available publications.

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