Engaging College Students in 21st Century Law Enforcement: Final Report details a study conducted by Howard University’s Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center on African American college students’ perceptions of police and interest in law enforcement careers. Focus groups of college students from four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) were convened to identify factors that help or hinder law enforcement recruitment of African Americans. Sessions were also held with African American college students and police officials to discuss ways to build community trust. The report compiles suggestions from these discussion sessions and focus groups for recruitment and selection policies likely to attract and retain young African American applicants – most notably, that police agencies should engage more with college students in nonconfrontational settings.
The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Title IX Final Rule became effective on Friday, August 14, 2020. On September 4, 2020, OCR issued answers to questions that have been submitted about the new rule, which can be viewed here. OCR may periodically release additional Question and Answer documents addressing the Title IX Rule.
Over the past several months, the Department has worked to ensure that schools have the tools and resources necessary to successfully implement the Rule. The Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a number of resources including a series of Title IX webinars, blog posts, and technical assistance documents.
An unofficial copy of the Rule, and the Department’s commentary about the Rule, can be viewed here; page references to the Rule or Preamble are to that version of the Rule and commentary found at that link. The official version of the Rule can be found here.
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is seeking individuals with experience and expertise on addressing and responding to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking on campus that are interested in being an OVW peer reviewer. We are particularly interested in campus victim advocacy and law enforcement or security officer expertise. For more information about peer review, please visit the OVW’s webpage at https://www.justice.gov/ovw/peer-review.