There are various private and government agencies that provide information about how to deal with and report hate crimes. If you are interested in learning more, here are some suggestions to get you started:
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
The nation’s largest organization of psychologists in both academic and service delivery settings. Psychologists are an important resource for information about the biases which motivate hate crimes. Assistance and services to individuals suffering the adverse mental health consequences of prejudice and hate motivated violence are also offered by psychologists. Skilled psychologists also conduct law enforcement training focusing on understanding the causes and effects of hate-related criminal behavior.
PESA- Parents, Educators/Teachers & Students in Action
18017 Chatsworth Street, Suite 337
Granada Hills, CA. 91344
FASCIMILE: (818) 781-8180
PESA’s mission is to help our community through advocacy, mentorship and education. Their organization enhances student achievement by partnering with middle schools, high schools, community colleges and law schools. Through these partnerships their organization is able to promote neighborhood safety, intercultural tolerance, and career education and exploration.
People For the American Way
2000 M Street, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036
A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the defense of constitutional liberties. Through its work on hate crimes censorship and civil rights, People for The American Way works to combat intolerance in America. Publications include “Hate in the Ivory Tower”, a report on hate crimes and incidents on college campuses, and “Democracy’s Next Generation II” on youth attitudes and race.
Justice Research and Statistics Association
(formerly the Criminal Justice Statistics Association)
444 N. Capitol Street, N.W., Suite 445
Washington, D.C. 20001
A national non-profit organization of state Statistical Analysis Center directors and other justice system professionals who use or conduct research to support public policy development. JRSA provides a clearinghouse of information on criminal justice issues and projects being carried out in the states, including hate crimes; training in the latest computer technology for records management, data analysis, and for forecasting criminal justice populations; and reports on the latest research being conducted by local, state, and Federal agencies.
Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
Klanwatch, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, monitors hate crimes and hate groups throughout the nation. Klanwatch publishes “The Intelligence Report,” a bimonthly review of hate crimes and activities of white supremacist groups for law enforcement officials, and provides training for law enforcement agencies and seminars for community organizations.
National Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Forum
220 I Street, N.E., Suite 220
Washington, DC 20002
The National Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Forum is a membership organization which focuses on immigration policies and coordinates appeals to the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Membership includes ethnic members, labor unions, state and local governmental agencies, ad local coalitions. The Forum recently created a Task Force on Race and Ethnic Relations.
In Our Town Campaign
The Working Group
5867 Ocean View Drive
Oakland, CA 94618
National Center for Victims of Crime
2111 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
Center For Democratic Renewal
P.O. Box 50469 Atlanta, GA 30302
National Council of Churches
475 Riverside Drive Room 670
New York, NY 10115
Organized nationally to rebuild burnt churches in 1996.
Political Research Associates
678 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 702
Cambridge, MA 02139
Think-tank monitoring the full spectrum of hate organizations.
Study Circles Resource Center
PO Box 203
Pomfret, CT 06258
Helps communities and organizations begin small democratic, discussion groups that can make significant progress on difficult issues including race.
Center for Democratic Renewal
P.O. Box 50469
Atlanta, GA 30302
The Center for Democratic Renewal (CDR) is a national clearinghouse of information on the white supremacist movement. CDR provides training to law enforcement agencies, schools, churches, and community organizations. Over 40 publications are available, including the resource manual, “When Hate Groups Come to Town: A Handbook of Effective Community Responses,” and the bimonthly newsletter, “The Monitor.”
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Resource Center for Educators
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2150
Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior
16 Hurd Road
Brookline, MA 02146
California Association of Human Relations Organizations
965 Mission Street, Suite 540
San Francisco, CA 94103
Works with groups to develop statewide responses to hate crimes.
Presbyterian Peacemaking Program
Distribution Management Services
100 Witherspoon St.
Louisville, KY 40202-1396
Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Montgomery, AL 36104
“Can’t We All Just Get Along?”
A Manual for Discussion Programs On Racism and Race Relations and The Busy Citizen’s Guide: Racism and Race Relations