Special Feature: Hate Crime – Prevention and Response

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Combatting Bias-Related Crimes
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, September 2017
Community Relations Service 2016 Annual Report
U.S. Department of Justice, August 2017
Five Best Practices to Address Hate Crime and Bias-Motivated Violence Targeting the LGBTI Community blog graphic
U.S. Department of State, July 2017
Hashtag Hate | CRS Responds to Noose Incident at Denfeld High School video icon
U.S. Department of Justice, November 2016
Hate Crimes
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, June 2013
Building Stronger, Safer Communities: A Guide for Law Enforcement and Community Partners to Prevent and Respond to Hate Crimes
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, 2013
Twenty Plus Things Schools Can Do to Respond to or Prevent Hate Incidents Against Arab-Americans, Muslims, and Sikhs
U.S. Department of Justice, December 2012
Confronting Discrimination in the Post-9/11 Era: Challenges and Opportunities Ten Years Later
U.S. Department of Justice: Civil Rights Division, April 2012

For additional resources on this topic, see the Hate Crime section of our site and conduct a search of the NCJRS Abstracts Database/Virtual Library.

Related Resources

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
The ATF investigates acts of arson, bombings and terrorism, as well as the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products.
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
BJA's mission is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities.
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. On CrimeSolutions.gov you will find ratings and reviews of specific programs and practices that focus on a variety of justice topics and crime types.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
The FBI is the lead agency for enforcing federal civil rights laws and investigating hate crime is the number one priority of the FBI's Civil Rights Program. See the Hate Crimes section of the FBI site for access to data and to learn about the FBI's role in investigating hate crime cases.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
OVC is committed to enhancing the Nation's capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime. See OVC's Hate and Bias Crimes page for topical information and resources.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): Directory of Crime Victim Services
This OVC resource provides contact information for non-emergency crime victim service provider programs in the United States and abroad for various crimes, including hate crimes.
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Civil Rights Division
Created in 1957 by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, DOJ's Civil Rights Division works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Division enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status and national origin. See the Division's Hate Crimes page for legislative information, training, press releases, and more.
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Community Relations Service (CRS)
CRS is DOJ's "peacemaker" for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and disability.

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