Hate Crimes

Find out more about hate crimes and get resources and help if you are a victim of a hate crime.

Hate Crime Prevention Guides
These brochures, posted by the California Office of the Attorney General, define “hate incident” and “hate crime.” They also describe what we can do to prevent hate crimes, what services are available, and how victims can obtain assistance. These are available in Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, English, Hindi, Korean, Punjabi, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Click for publications on prevention and education.

Your Rights and Remedies as a Victim of Hate Violence
By the California Association of Human Relations Organizations, this page provides information on what to do if you are a victim, how to respond, who to contact, how to seek compensation, and which community organizations can provide assistance.  Click for a listing of legal assistance and advocacy organizations.

Hate Crimes: Ralph Civil Rights Act
California’s Ralph Civil Rights Act provides protection from hate crimes. It prohibits violence or threats of violence based on age, ancestry, color, disability, national origin, political affiliation, position in a labor dispute, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.

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