November 29, 2017

Learn more about the Sport + Prevention Center.
Raliance Launches Sport + Prevention Center
Earlier this month Raliance, a collaborative initiative dedicated to ending sexual violence in one generation, announced the launch of the Sport + Prevention Center , a one-stop-shop to support the sport community in ending sexual and domestic violence. Sexual violence and domestic violence (SV/DV) are pervasive and serious problems in the U.S. with about 1 in 3 women and nearly 1 in 6 men experiencing some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. Sexual violence is preventable through means such as community collaborations and influential role models at multiple levels of society setting positive examples at home and in our neighborhoods, schools, faith settings, sports teams, workplaces, and other settings. Countering traditional behaviors that allow abuse and the imbalance of power to continue is an important part of preventing violence in a lasting, comprehensive way. 
As a central component of American society, s port is a system that develops and influences millions of people throughout their lifespan. Sport is uniquely positioned to support and model healthy relationships, values, and norms that can reduce , and end, SV/DV within the sport system. Raliance defines "sport" as "all facets of the sport pipeline: any youth, high school-age, college-age or professional sport organization, league, or association working at the local, state or regional, and national level that implements or supports one or many sport programs."
Raliance calls on individuals and organizations within the sport community and the SV/DV prevention community to work together and take action, and the new Sport + Prevention Center can help. It is comprised of four main components:
  • Prevention Database: Use the Prevention Database to explore over 100 SV/DV prevention strategies being implemented throughout the sport pipeline from youth to pro individuals and organizations. Explore how athletes, coaches, fans, and others can be part of the solution and search the database for ideas and resources. You can also submit SV/DV prevention resources and promising practices to the Prevention Database. 
  • Research: Raliance conducted a peer-reviewed literature review and an asset mapping exercise that engaged 49 key stakeholders from both sport and the SV/DV field to identify what is happening across the sport pipeline to prevent SV/DV. The resulting Overview Report includes a summary of this research, key strengths and gaps, and recommendations.
  • Roadmap: The Roadmap serves as a theory of change to guide specific steps and align efforts across the sport pipeline to prevent SV/DV. It includes a description of how change can happen; shows steps that lead from the program to the solution; provides a common understanding of what it will take to end SV/DV; and articulates how individuals and organizations in sport can utilize current values, codes of conduct, and cultural norms across the sport pipeline to build toward a common vision.
  • Learning Exchange: The Learning Exchange engages leaders in the sport community and SV/DV prevention experts in discussions that leverage growing knowledge and experiences to engage sport as part of the solution in ending SV/DV. Explore blogs, podcasts, web conferences, and discussions to find out what others in the sport community are doing to prevent SV/DV.
To learn more about the Sport + Prevention Center, register for the December 6th web conference. Help spread the word on social media about how sport can be part of the solution to ending SV/DV by connecting with Raliance on Facebook and Twitter .

FBI Releases 2016 Hate Crime Report
Earlier this month, the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program released its annual Hate Crime Statistics report, a compilation of bias-motivated incidents reported throughout the U.S.  The report provides information about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of hate crimes that were motivated by bias toward race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, or gender identity.
In 2016, 15,254 law enforcement agencies (LEAs), including campus police,  participated in the UCR Program, an increase of 257 from 2015. These LEAs provided between one and 12 months of data about bias-motivated crimes. A total of 6,121 hate crimes were reported by 1,776 LEAs compared to 5,850 hate crimes reported by 1,742 LEAs in 2015. The remaining LEAs reported no hate crimes in their jurisdiction in 2016.
The UCR Program reports on both single-bias and multiple-bias incidents. A single-bias incident is defined as an incident in which one or more offense types are motivated by the same bias, and, as of 2013, a multiple-bias incident is defined as an incident in which one or more offense types are motivated by two or more biases. Of the 6,121 hate crimes reported in 2016, 6,063 were single-bias incidents and 58 were multiple-bias incidents. Between both incident types, 7,321 offenses were committed by 5,707 known offenders resulting in 7,615 victims.  For previous hate crime statistics from the FBI, please visit the  UCR website .
An analysis of victims in single-bias incidents showed:
  • 57.5 percent were motivated by a race/ethnicity/ancestry bias.
  • 21.0 percent were prompted by religious bias.
  • 17.7 percent resulted from sexual-orientation bias.
  • 2.0 percent were motivated by gender-identity bias.
  • 1.2 percent were prompted by disability bias.
  • 0.5 percent were motivated by a gender bias.
LEAs are able to classify a location for where each hate crime occurred using one of 46 designations. The 2016 report showed the hate crime incident locations were as follows:
  • 27.3 percent of hate crime incidents occurred in or near residences/homes.
  • 18.4 percent took place on highways/roads/alleys/streets/sidewalks.
  • 9.9 percent happened at schools/colleges (based on 3 designations*), an increase from 8.3% in 2015.
  • 5.7 percent took place in parking/drop lots/garages.
  • 3.9 percent occurred in churches/synagogues/temples/mosques.
  • 2.3 percent took place in restaurants.
  • 1.9 percent occurred in commercial office buildings.
  • 1.8 percent took place in government/public buildings.
  • 1.6 percent occurred at parks/playgrounds.
  • 1.6 percent happened in bars/nightclubs.
  • 1.4 percent took place in convenience stores.
  • 1.0 percent took place in drug stores/doctors' offices/hospitals.
  • 10.3 percent of hate crimes occurred in the remaining specified location categories or in multiple locations.
  • 12.7 percent took place in other/unknown locations.
*The three designations for schools/colleges have been retained for agencies that have not updated their records management systems to include the new location designations of school-college/university and school-elementary/secondary which allow for more specificity in reporting.
A new protocol (PDF) for responding to hate-bias incidents was released by the University of Maryland this week. Additional resources on this topic can be found in our online library using the search tag "hate crimes."

Professional Development Opportunities

Title: Sport is Part of the Solution to Ending Sexual and Domestic Violence: Launching Raliance's New Sport + Prevention Center
Organization: Raliance and PreventConnect
Date: December 6, 2017 at 2:00PM ET
Location: Online
Fee: Free
Title: Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Institute
Organization: National Center for Campus Public Safety
Dates: January 9-12, 2018
Location: Austin, TX
Fee: Registration fee
Title: Hazardous Weather Preparedness for Campuses (AWR-332)
Organization: National Disaster Preparedness Training Center
Date: January 19, 2018
Location: Plantation, FL
Fee: Free

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This project was supported by Grant No. 2013-MU-BX-K011 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of Justice.