Thursday, December 17, 2009
JCRC Testifies at NYS Nonprofit Security Hearing
JCRC Associate Executive Director David Pollock appeared at a hearing on December 15th and commented on the Non-Profit Homeland Security Preparedness Study currently being conducted by the New York State Office of Homeland Security. He observed that, ". . . creating a culture of security and preparedness at Jewish organizations must be a priority. I must report that the results are decidedly mixed, ranging from indifference and denial on one extreme, to remarkable engagement on the other. Security is sometimes costly and inevitably inconvenient. Institutions with a culture of security and preparedness readily make the sacrifice and take the appropriate measures. Most organizations “get it”, and have taken identifiable steps to safeguard themselves, their constituencies and their physical assets. However, too many have done too little. Everyone need more help." Read the full testimony here.