Department of Justice Hosts Inaugural HBCU Regional Forum in Atlanta

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia collaborated with the Department of Justice to organize the first-ever Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Regional Forum at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. The forum aimed to introduce HBCU students, faculty, and staff to the various programs and initiatives offered by the Department.

U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan highlighted the importance of HBCUs in nurturing academic excellence and grooming future leaders. The event, held on April 18 and 19, 2024, featured plenary and breakout sessions showcasing resources, partnerships, and funding opportunities available from the Department.

Key sessions included discussions on the role of HBCUs in advancing justice and equity, personal testimonies such as Officer Brandon White’s experience with hate crimes and subsequent career in law enforcement, and presentations on programs like the United Against Hate community outreach initiative.

Representatives from various components of the Department of Justice, including law enforcement agencies and divisions, provided insights into their work and offered guidance on pursuing careers in federal law enforcement. The forum served as a platform to connect HBCU communities with professional opportunities within the Department.