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Best  Practices


Neighborhood Safety Watch Tool Kit

Distributed during Fort Dodge's 2008 National Night Out events

By: Milton Thurmond, Fort Dodge Summer VISTA Associate


Youth Civil Rights in Iowa Presentation

This one hour presentation is geared for middle school students.

By: Jake Beckwith, Iowa Civil Rights Commission VISTA



Transcript for Lemon Activity


Fair Housing Advertisement

This ad was included in the water bills of Des Moines area residents.

By: Rudy Simms, Des Moines Human Rights Commission


Edna Griffin Wordsearch

2008 marks the 60th anniversary of the Edna Griffin public accomodations case.

By: Crystal Schrader, Iowa Civil Rights Commission VISTA


Inclusive Community

Des Moines' strategic plan to become a model Inclusive Community

By Rudy Simms, Des Moines Human Rights Commission


Human Rights Commission Presentation

A general overview of the Cedar Falls Human Rights Commission

By: Brenda Balvanz, Cedar Falls Human Rights Commission 


Building Our CommUNITY 

This powerpoint provides a brief overview of a multi-year project of the City of Dubuque.  The City is working to improve the ability of City employees to work more effectively with co-workers and residents of diverse backgrounds, and also is evaluating the City organization as a whole in order to determine how best to recruit and retain employees of all backgrounds.

By:  Kelly Larson of the Dubuque Human Rights Commission




Waterloo Human Rights Commission and Waterloo Police Department: 

Tazer usage summary

By: David Meeks, Waterloo Human Rights Commission


Options for Parents with School Issues
An outcome of the Council Bluffs Civil Rights Commission and the Iowa Civil Rights Commission Community Hearing


Self-Assessment Checklist for Real Estate and Housing Transactions

A tool to check for compliance with nondiscrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity

By:  The Washington State Human Rights Commission


Response to Hate Crimes:

Responding to Hate Groups
Response to Hate Crime-Act Booklet


Dubuque Speaker's Bureau

A short presentation by a gay or lesbian person � and/or the parent(s) of a gay or lesbian child - about civil rights law and what it is like to be gay or lesbian in Dubuque, Iowa.


Myths & Facts brochure


Fair Housing First

Design & Construction Resource Center: ADA Accessibility Questions Answered 1-888-341-7781(V/TTY)



Tips for Interacting with People with Disabilities Adapted from “Removing Barriers to Health Care: A Guide for Health Professionals,” North Carolina Office on Disability and Health, Raleigh, NC.