Hate Crime Resources

Hate crimes -criminal acts motivated by hatred based on race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, or disability- have been a focus of the Commission’s work for a number of years. Since 1980 we have published an annual Hate Crime Report of hate crime data; since 1984 we have sponsored the Network Against Hate Crime, a broad-based coalition of organizations that exchange information, conduct preventative and educational programs, and advocate for legislation that helps prevent hate crimes; and most recently we launched our Hate Crime Victim Assistance & Advocacy Initiative to assist victims of hate crimes. We have included here resources useful to us in these efforts to combat hate crime which we would like to share with others in LA who join us in this fight. Here you will find such resources as the Hate Crime Coordinator of your local police department; useful publications on hate crimes; and agencies that offer training and educations on hate crimes.   

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Victim Assistance and Advocacy

Hate crime victim assistance and advocacy is an arena most recently added to the scope of the Commission’s work in addressing hate crimes. Listed here are community partners funded by the Commission’s Hate Crime Victim Assistance & Advocacy Initiative to provide assistance to victims of hate crimes and their families. Also listed are other organizations we know of that engage is this type of assistance and advocacy work. When a person is attacked for an inherent aspect of who they are, such as their race, ethnicity, gender or ability, as they are in a hate crime, it is not just the person attacked who is affected, but also their family as well as their whole community. The Commission is working with our community partners and many of the other organizations listed here to find ways to more comprehensively serve, not only the victim of a hate crime, but also their families and communities, in recovering from the trauma of being attacked based soley on an inherent aspect of one’s identity. 

ORGANIZATIONS:

   1. American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) 
   2. Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) 
          Organization’s Programs
             Hate Crime Victim Assistance Project
             The Voting Rights & Anti-Discrimination Unit
   3. Asian-American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) 
   4. California Association of Human Relations Organizations (CAHRO) 
          Organization’s Programs
             Hate Violence Prevention Networks
   5. California Department of Fair Employment & Housing, Los Angeles District Office 
   6. Center for Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) 
   7. Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) 
          Organization’s Programs
             Immigrant Anti-Discrimination and Tolerance Program
   8. Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)         Publications and Materials 
          Organization’s Programs
             Hate Crime Prevention Program
   9. Little Tokyo Service Center, Inc. (LTSC) 
   10. Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Victim -Witness Assistance Program Services 
   11. Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center 
          Organization’s Programs
             Anti-Violence Project
   12. MPAC National Hate Crimes Hotline 
   13. Museum of Tolerance (MOT) 
   14. National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium (NAPLC) 
          Organization’s Programs
             Online Hate Crime Poll
   15. South Asian Network (SAN) 
          Organization’s Programs
             Anit -Hate Crime Program
   16. Southern Christian Leadership Conference 
          Organization’s Programs
             Youth Empowerment Project (YEP)
   17. US Department of Justice- Office for Victims of Crime        Publications and Materials 
          Organization’s Programs
             Responding to Hate Crime: A Multidisciplinary Curriculum
   18. Volunteer Center 

Addressing the Perpetrator

Addressing the perpetrators of hate crimes is unfortunately an area in which there remains a virtual dearth of resources, yet it is an area where resources are much needed. The Commission knows of only a handful of organizations that have attempted to this work, and usually only on a case by case basis. It is, however, a field we hope to help grow. Restorative justice efforts are sprouting in different parts of the county with varying degrees of success and the Commission is researching these efforts in hopes of working towards the replication of the most effective ones here in Los Angeles. Again, your leads and input of local work being done in this way is greatly appreciated: please communicate these to us through the “Contact Us” portion of the website. 

ORGANIZATIONS:
   1. Juvenile Offenders Learning Tolerance (J.O.L.T) 
          Organization’s Programs
             Diversion Component
             Educational Component
   2. Museum of Tolerance (MOT) 

Law Enforcement

The Commission works closely with law enforcement in a number of ways including relying on local police department hate crime data for our annual Hate Crime Report, enjoying law enforcement participation in our Network Against Hate Crime, and collaborating with both local police departments and County Sheriffs in strategic efforts to address racialized gang violence. Listed here are such resources as the Hate Crime Coordinator of your local police department as well as County Sherriff and District Attorney prosecution efforts to address hate crimes. 

ORGANIZATIONS:
   1. Anti-Defamation League (ADL)         Publications and Materials 
          Organization’s Programs
             Hate Crime Training
   2. Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Hate Crime Unit 
   3. Museum of Tolerance (MOT) 
          Organization’s Programs
             Tools for Tolerance for Law Enforcement
   4. Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs 
          Organization’s Programs
             Community Policing Training Program
   5. US Department of Justice- Office for Victims of Crime        Publications and Materials 
          Organization’s Programs
             Responding to Hate Crime: A Multidisciplinary Curriculum

Police Departments

ORGANIZATIONS:
   1. Alhambra Police Department-Hate Crime Investigation 
   2. Arcadia Police Department-Hate Crime Investigation 
   3. Azusa Police Department-Hate Crime Investigation 
   4. Baldwin Park Police Department-Hate Crime Investigation 
   5. Bell Gardens Police Department-Hate Crime Investigation 
   6. Bell Police Department-Hate Crime Investigation 
   7. Beverly Hills Police Department-Hate Crime Investigation 
   8. Burbank Police Department-Hate Crime Investigation 
   9. Claremont Police Department-Hate Crime Investigation 
   10. Covina Police Department-Hate Crime Investigation 
   11. Culver City Police Department-Hate Crime Investigation 
   12. Downey Police Department-Hate Crime Investigation 
   13. El Monte Police Department-Hate Crime Investigation 
   14. El Segundo Police Department-Hate Crime Investigation 
   15. Gardena Police Department-Hate Crime Investigation 
   16. Glendale Police Department-Hate Crime Investigation 
   17. Hermosa Beach Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   18. Huntington Park Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   19. Inglewood Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   20. Irwindale Police Department 
   21. La Verne Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   22. Lakewood Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   23. Long Beach Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   24. Manhattan Beach Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   25. Maywood Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   26. Monrovia Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   27. Montebello Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   28. Monterey Park Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   29. Palos Verdes Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   30. Pasadena Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   31. Pomona Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   32. Redondo Beach Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   33. San Fernando Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   34. San Gabriel Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   35. San Marino Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   36. Santa Monica Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   37. Sierra Madre Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   38. Signal Hill Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   39. South Gate Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   40. South Pasadena Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   41. Torrance Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   42. Vernon Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   43. West Covina Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 
   44. Whittier Police Department – Hate Crime Investigation 

Prosecutors

ORGANIZATIONS:
   1. Asian-American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) 
   2. Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Hate Crime Unit 

Other Law Enforcement

ORGANIZATIONS:
   1. Asian-American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) 

Funding Anti Hate Crime Work

Here you will find limited resources for funding anti-hate crime work. Part of the work of the Commission and our partners is to raise visibility of hate crimes, and the impact they have on the community, and to educate on the importance of reporting of hate crimes so that more emphasis might be placed, and more funds alloted, for anti hate crime efforts. As with any of our resource categories, if you know of foundations or other funding sources that potentially fund anti-hate crime work, please forward to us using the “Contact Us” portion of this website so we might list them here.  

ORGANIZATIONS:
   1. California Wellness Foundation 

Hate Crime Training

There are several sectors of the community who benefit from training in hate crimes. Educators benefit from learning how to better recognize and address hate crimes that occur on their campuses and in their classrooms, as well as of their legal responsibility to report hate crimes committed against their students as per Senate Bill 257. Law Enforcement benefit from learning the importance of codifying appropriate crimes as hate crimes as well as the ramifications of underreporting. Community based organizations that serve vulnerable communities benefit from learning how to more effectively advocate for and protect their constituents. Listed here are some of the organizations that we know of who provide training is this area.  

ORGANIZATIONS:
   1. Anti-Defamation League (ADL)         Publications and Materials 
          Organization’s Programs
             Hate Crime Training
             Stop the Hate
   2. California Association of Human Relations Organizations (CAHRO) 
          Organization’s Programs
             Hate Violence Prevention Networks
   3. Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)         Publications and Materials 
          Organization’s Programs
             Hate Crime Prevention Program
   4. Museum of Tolerance (MOT) 
          Organization’s Programs
             The National Institute Against Hate Crimes
             Tools for Tolerance for Law Enforcement
   5. Southern Poverty Law Center 
          Organization’s Programs
             The Intelligence Project
   6. US Department of Justice- Office for Victims of Crime        Publications and Materials 
          Organization’s Programs
             Responding to Hate Crime: A Multidisciplinary Curriculum

Training for Law Enforcement 

This admittedly limited section listed hate crime training specifically for law enforcement.

ORGANIZATIONS:
   1. Anti-Defamation League (ADL)         Publications and Materials 
          Organization’s Programs
             A Community of Difference
             Hate Crime Training
   2. Museum of Tolerance (MOT) 
          Organization’s Programs
             The National Institute Against Hate Crimes
             Tools for Tolerance for Law Enforcement
   3. Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs 
          Organization’s Programs
             Community Policing Training Program
   4. Southern Poverty Law Center 
          Organization’s Programs
             The Intelligence Project
   5. US Department of Justice- Office for Victims of Crime        Publications and Materials 
          Organization’s Programs
             Responding to Hate Crime: A Multidisciplinary Curriculum

Hate Crime Monitoring 

ORGANIZATIONS:
   1. HateWatch 

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