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As part of a Core Curriculum for all P/CRCL Officers the following resources are provided to assist you in outreaching to the public.

  • Develop an effective written P/CRCL outreach plan. There are several useful resources to assist you to fulfill your center's outreach responsibility.
  • Review your center's website is your P/CRCL Policy posted in a prominent location? Transparency regarding your fusion center's operations is one key to ensuring that your fusion center maintains a positive relationship with the community. Your P/CRCL policy illustrates the many efforts your center takes to protect privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties.
  • Post your redress policy on the fusion center's website. Often the redress policy is part of the P/CRCL policy. To ensure that the public has meaningful access, take the time to excerpt the relevant sections of the policy and, if needed, translate these sections into "plain language". Tips and tools on writing in plain language and reformatting for readability.
  • Reach out to your center's liaison officer network (if available). The fusion center has an obligation to provide training on its P/CRCL policy and protections. In addition, as you orient yourself to the special P/CRCL considerations associated with the liaison roles within your center, you may find the following resources to be helpful.

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Source: The DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and the DHS Privacy Office.
Last date page updated: 08/13/13 (CRCL)

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