March 19, 2020
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
This session will help agencies understand hate crimes that specifically target women. There have been several incidents of violence directed at women. The presenter will review different groups responsible for these actions. Participation in the session will build understanding among law enforcement leaders and organizations about the nature of these crimes and offer policy recommendations for law enforcement and communities. In addition, the session will provide insight into law enforcement reporting of hate crimes.
Jessica Reaves, A former staff reporter for the Chicago Tribune and TIME.com, joined ADL’s Center on Extremism (COE) as an investigative researcher in 2014. In her current role as Editorial Director, she manages and edits the full range of COE’s written products, from major reports to daily blog posts. Jessica also monitors and writes about misogyny within the white supremacist movement, with a particular focus on the alt-right.
Prior to her current role, Jessica worked in ADL’s Chicago office as the Midwest Investigative Researcher. In that position, she was responsible for researching and monitoring extremist groups and individuals in the Midwest region, and served as an expert consultant to law enforcement agencies on cases involving anti-government extremist groups and white supremacists.
She is a graduate of Duke University.
Michael Lieberman has been the Washington Counsel for the Anti-Defamation League since January, 1989 and is also Director of the League’s Civil Rights Policy Planning Center. He began working for ADL in September of 1982. Michael leads civil rights coalition efforts for ADL in Washington, and serves as Policy and Enforcement chair for the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the most important civil rights coalition organization in Washington.
Michael is ADL’s point person on Federal and state response to bullying and bias-motivated crimes. He chairs the coalition of religious, civil rights, law enforcement, education, and civic organizations in Washington promoting improved federal response to hate violence. He received the Justice Department’s 2015 Meritorious Public Service Award for his leadership work in helping to enact and implement the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 and for building coalitions to combat hate violence.
Michael received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his law degree from Duke University.