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Protecting Vulnerable Communities

John J. Farmer, Jr. and Ava Majlesi with Paul Miller and his family

October 22, 2019 — Thanks to the generous support of Rutgers alumnus Paul Miller, the Miller Center for Community Protection & Resilience (CPR) has opened a newly renovated work space. The new CPR space is equipped with video conferencing capabilities that will enable CPR staff to work with coalitions across the country and around the world to protect vulnerable communities. The Eagleton-affiliated center engages in education and public service focused on protecting vulnerable communities. CPR directly assists vulnerable communities through protection and leadership training, education, scholarship, and strategic partnerships.

CPR developed and implemented training in Brussels, Belgium in the wake of the subway and airport attacks in that city, and also facilitated crisis management workshops in Whitefish, Montana in the wake of threats from neo-Nazi websites and spokespeople. Additionally, CPR worked with Swedish national police in Stockholm to address crime in vulnerable communities. This past spring, CPR partnered with the International March of the Living to create a Dean’s Program to educate deans of graduate and law schools on Holocaust and genocide prevention.

Learn more about the Miller Center and its work.