Carole Landis Foundation underwrites the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) program at Cherry Hill High School West (Cherry Hill, NJ) for the 2016-17 school year. This ADL initiative provides schools with an organizational framework for combating bias, bullying, and hate - including cyber-hate.
This program involves the ADL working directly with students, teachers, administrators, and family members to deliver in-depth training, and further the goals of reducing bias and bullying while increasing the appreciation for diversity.
Cherry Hill High School West is one of six schools throughout the country to participate in this new national pilot program that was launched this academic year. Cherry Hill H.S. West was chosen because of its three years of exemplary participation in previous No Place For Hate Programs. Students participate in peer training, and they hold anti-bias workshops with their peers. Finally, as members of a No Place For Hate Committee, students identify (through school-wide surveys) and discuss their own school-based issues and develop their own plan to solve them. They choose three school-wide programs that educate and encourage a more inclusive school environment, building a community of respect.
Since its inception in 1999, No Place For Hate has directly reached over 3.5 million people, and is currently active in 1,500 schools, communities, and police departments nationwide.
The Carole Landis Foundation has partnered with the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE Institute) to support the initial Justice for Victims Clinical Fellowship in its academic second year, 2017-2018.
The program provides education and technical assistance to those who respond to commercial sexual exploitation in Pennsylvania, promoting victim-centered, multi-disciplinary collaboration. In addition, the program equips policy-makers and the broader community with the knowledge needed to improve the Pennsylvania legal system’s response to commercial sexual exploitation, in order to support survivors and hold perpetrators accountable.
Its activities include legal research and technical assistance on Pennsylvania, federal and other state civil and criminal laws; policy education; law enforcement agency training; direct legal services; victim recovery, and Safe Harbor for sexually-exploited children (SB 851), victim-centered criminal justice reform support.