During the “Stop The Hate: Know Your Resources” virtual roundtable presented by Al Enteshar, an Arab American newspaper in Los Angeles, nearly three dozen community leaders, representatives of advocacy groups, and members of ethnic media outlets shared the following list of resources for reporting hate crimes and incidents and seeking supportive services.
Reporting Hate Crimes and Legal Support
LA County 2-1-1 Hate Crime Reporting: To report a hate crime or incident, call 2-1-1. For more information, go to https://civilandhumanrights.lacity.gov/laforall.
CA vs. Hate: California vs. Hate is a statewide campaign that allows reporting in more than 200 languages. To reach the hotline, call 1-833-8-NO-HATE. For more information, go to www.cavshate.org.
Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Los Angeles: To report an antisemitic hate crime or incident, go to www.adl.org/report-incident. To learn more about ADL Los Angeles – which serves LA, Riverside, San Bernardino and Kern counties – go to la.adl.org.
Stop AAPI (Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders) Hate: To report a hate crime or incident, go to https://stopaapihate.org/report-hate. The reporting form is available in 15 languages. To learn more, go to https://stopaapihate.org.
Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Victim Assistance Program: This program assists with filing for the California Victim Compensation Board (for victims of violent crimes). For more information, go to www.helplacrimevictims.org.
ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of Southern California: The ACLU provides legal resources and advocacy in issues related to civil liberties, including combating hate. For more information, go to www.aclusocal.org.
Commission on Asian & Pacific Islander American Affairs: CAPIAA offers resources to address hate incidents and hate crimes. To learn more, go to https://capiaa.ca.gov/stop-the-hate.
Advocacy and Civil Rights Groups
MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund): MALDEF supports civil rights, specifically on behalf of Latino Americans. To learn more, go to www.maldef.org.
CHIRLA (Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights): CHIRLA is an advocacy organization for immigrant families and individuals. For more information, go to www.chirla.org.
Los Angeles LGBT Center: The LA LGBT Center provides services and support to the LGBTQ community. For more information, go to https://lalgbtcenter.org.
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC): The SPLC monitors hate groups and extremists throughout the U.S. To learn more, go to www.splcenter.org.
NAACP California State Conference: The state conference of the national organization works to help ensure educational, economic and political equality for minority groups. For more information, go to https://cahinaacp.org.
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC): The ADC offers advocacy, legal services and counseling in matters pertaining to defamation, discrimination and immigration. For more information, go to https://adc.org.
CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) California: CAIR assists American Muslims who have been victims of hate crimes or hate incidents. To learn more, go to https://ca.cair.com.
Muslim Public Affairs Council: The Council works to promote understanding of Islam and discourage Islamophobia. For more information, go to www.mpac.org.
Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California: APALC of Southern California is a legal and civil rights organization that serves Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. To learn more, go to www.ajsocal.org.
Japanese-American Citizens League: JACL is an advocacy group that focuses on issues affecting the Japanese-American community. For more information, go to https://jacl.org.