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Developing a Hate Crime Resource Center for Massachusetts Schools

Project Overview

This project aims to develop a Hate Crime Resource Center for all elementary, middle, and high schools in Massachusetts. In line with recommendations issued by the Massachusetts Governor’s Task Force on Hate Crimes, this research will develop a Resource Guide to address the concerns of Massachusetts elementary, middle and high schools on bias incidents and hate crimes. The primary goal of this project is to provide a guide on hate crimes and incidents of bias for school personnel. The guidebook will provide information on current federal and state hate crime laws and data as well as prevention and response strategies for schools and other key stakeholders such as parents, students, and communities. The Principle Investigators of this project are Dr. Jack McDevitt, and Dr. Carlos Cuevas and the Project Team includes researchers from American University and the Anti-Defamation League of New England.

Research Team

Jack McDevitt, Northeastern University

Carlos Cuevas, Northeastern University

Sponsors

Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

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