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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-09-05

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the story of America, the story
and the story of an organization.


Michigan Regional Office

In 2013, the Michigan regional office, with only four full-time

staff, will present anti-bias education to over 2,000 individuals,

Credit: John Flavell/AP/Corbis

students, educators, administrators, parents and police officers.

We will reach more than 200 educators in 87 different schools


ADL experts today use sophisticated databases and inventories

to keep track of nearly 1,000 extremist groups and more than 8,000
individual extremists.

Law enforcement turns to ADL when extremism strikes. When they
need critical information quickly, we are a trusted source.

ADL has monitored and analyzed extremist activity for more than
half a century.

with No Place for Hate® , our anti-bullying, pro-diversity

program. It is just one part of a comprehensive education

offerings to combat bias and prejudice:

• Understanding and Addressing Cyberbullying and CyberALLY

• Confronting Anti-Semitism, a family awareness project

• Becoming An Ally, anti-bullying training for educators

and students

• Echoes and Reflections, a Holocaust Education Program

• A World of Difference encouraging respect and diversity


We continue to report on the activities of individuals and

For many years, domestic extremists

groups engaged in organized hate, most concerned now

were largely responsible for terrorist attacks
in the U.S.

about anti-government Sovereign Citizens. This research is

That changed dramatically on September
I 1, 2001, when the nation was rocked by
international terror.

Today ADL is the leading nongovernment
trainer of law enforcement, training more
than 10,000 officers and agents in 2012
alone. Senior law enforcement officers who
participate in our Advanced Training School
course on Extremist and Terrorist Threats,
or our National Counter-Terrorism Seminar Credit: Anthony Behar/Sipa USA/AP
in Israel, receive current information about
haters and counterterrorism techniques to help them do their jobs.

Finally, we are a security resource for Jewish institutions, providing guidance,
tools and training. With ADL's help, synagogues and community centers are
trained to be more proactive about security.

ADL has close ties to law enforcement because we train them on the latest
data and trends in extremism, counterterrorism and hate crimes.

for students of all ages and businesses

• Dream Dialogue, intensive year-long program for

high school students

one aspect of our Investigative Legacy that includes:

• Monthly domestic terrorism updates to regional

law enforcement

• Hundreds of officers trained already this year on
Midwest extremism

• A highly active investigative division researching the trends,
individuals and activities in white supremacy and
organized hate

ADL Michigan reaches out to the next generation of young

leaders through the Sills Family/Glass Leadership Institute,

a year-long intensive introduction to the mission and

programs of ADL and the Emerging Leaders Division for

young leaders to become involved in ADL.

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