THE CENTER ON AMERICAN LAW AND EXTREMISM
Produce and disseminate interdisciplinary research to help inform strategies and policies for prevention of extremist and
Collaborate with partners by providing research and consultation services on programs to
prevent violence, and facilitate interagency and intergroup partnerships
Develop and collaborate on training programs and materials to increase bystander awareness of behavioral indicators for targeted violence risk
Convene professionals from across disciplines in the extremist violence prevention space to amplify familiarity with best and emerging practices, and encourage the robust exchange of ideas
Provide research and consultation services on the obligations of practitioners who work with clients and patients to prevent targeted violence
Generate and publish research, educational and informational materials related to targeted and extremist violence
The Center on American Law and Extremism (CALE) is a non-profit organization in New York. Working at the intersection of law and extremist violence prevention, CALE promotes education and advances knowledge among policymakers, practitioners, and scholars. To facilitate collaboration and the robust exchange of ideas, CALE convenes professionals involved in the prevention of extremist and targeted violence, while generating and disseminating cutting edge research to the community of prevention practitioners and other interested professionals.
We have developed expertise on the compliance obligations of prevention practitioners in New York State. Among other initiatives underway, CALE is planning projects in the areas of bystander training and research to support
community-based programs for the prevention of targeted violence.
CALE was established in December 2022, with a five-member Board of Directors. Kelly Berkell, CALE's Executive Director, is an attorney, a senior research fellow at the Center on Terrorism, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and an adjunct professor at John Jay College.
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