Hate Crime Response Team

What is the Hate Crime Response Team?
The Hate Crime Response Team is a highly trained, diverse group of individuals who are on call severn days a week to assist victims of hate crimes or bias incidents.  Bias incidents are occurrances that do not rise to the level of criminal acrivity.

What is a hate crime?
A hate crime is a criminal act committed against a person or property because of race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender ot disability status.

Why focus on hate crimes?
All crime victims need support.  However, victims of hate crimes generally feel particlarly vulnerable because they cannot change that which made them a victim. They have been attacked simply because of who they are.  Hate crimes tear at the very heart of the individual's and community's identity.

How can the Team help?
The Team pprovides the following services:

  • Individual and community assistance in response to conflicts due to race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender or disability status.
  • On-site support and assistance.
  • Documentation of hate crimes and bias incidents.
  • Assistance with resource referrals.
  • Assistance in securing help under the California Victim of Crime Program.

Human Dignity Program
Recommended Hate Crime Community Resources for Long Beach and Neighboring Communities: