The Safe Nation Collaborative is a ground breaking initiative developed to bridge the gap between law enforcement and American Muslim communities.
In June 2011 the White House unveiled a new domestic plan to combat violent extremism and radicalization through the empowerment of local and community leadership and a strengthening of community alliances. In line with the Administration’s guidance, and as recommended by the Department of Justice’s 2011 Guidance and Best Practices for countering violent extremism trainings, the Safe Nation Collaborative delivers comprehensive CVE (“Countering Violent Extremism”) trainings with an emphasis on cultural and religious literacy and community partnering, and trains Muslim communities for stronger law enforcement and government partnerships.
Rabia Chaudry is the Founder and President of the Safe Nation Collaborative. Rabia is a civically engaged legal practitioner with significant experience in immigration law, civil liberties, social justice, interfaith relations, nonprofit management, and grassroots advocacy. She is a graduate of the George Mason School of Law, has over a decade of experience in federal immigration and civil rights law.
Rabia is currently a Fellow in the National Security Studies Program at the New America Foundation, a Fellow of the Truman National Security Project, and a Fellow of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute. She is the immediate past president of the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut, a nonprofit organization committed to coalition building, interfaith relations, and community service. Rabia serves on the Board of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland and is an advisor to the Center for American Progress’s Faith and Immigration Roundtable.
Rabia is a frequent blogger and OpEd contributor, writing on national security policy and American Muslim relations. Rabia has been an advocate in the American Muslim community on the grassroots level for many years, working hard to correct misperceptions and build interfaith relationships. She has provided cultural competency training on Islam and Muslims to dozens of audiences, including to Federal, state, and local law enforcement and works towards greater engagement, mutual respect, and cooperation between American Muslims and law enforcement to further the security of the United States.
Rabia can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org