SCI Joins Life After Hate Board of Directors

SCI Director Erroll Southers

The Safe Communities Institute is excited to announce that SCI Director Dr. Erroll Southers is joining the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization Life After Hate (LAH). LAH was founded in 2011 by former members of the American far-right extremist movement with the goal of helping people find pathways out of extremist groups.

“The Safe Communities Institute is dedicated to advancing a new understanding of public safety and the threat of extremism,” said Dr. Southers. “The work Life After Hate is doing is precisely what is needed as we develop methods for addressing the many factors involved in extremist radicalization and recruitment.”

As a member of the board, Dr. Southers will help guide LAH’s work in academic research, education, outreach and consulting focused on individuals who wish to leave a life of hate and violence influenced by intolerance and racism.

“It is with tremendous gratitude and respect that we welcome Dr. Erroll Southers to the board of Life After Hate,” said LAH Co-Founder and Deputy Director Angela King. “His leadership, wisdom, and unparalleled commitment to solving some of today’s most pressing social issues are the perfect complement to Life After Hate’s mission.”

Visit the LAH website to learn more about their important work.

Safe Communities Institute

The Safe Communities Institute (SCI) at the USC Price School of Public Policy continues a more than 60-year tradition of research, interdisciplinary education, and collaboration to advance sustainable “whole-of-community” public safety strategies, policies, and programs. SCI takes a holistic approach to encouraging and informing public safety efforts through collaboration between all public safety disciplines and the communities they serve.

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