More Information about Hate Crimes

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
202-336-6063 FAX

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
PHONE:(800) 894-7201
FASCIMILE: (818) 781-8180


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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
202-293-2672 FAX

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
202-624-5269 FAX

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
205-264-0629 FAX

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
202-544-1905 FAX

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
fax: 510-547-8844

National Center for Victims of Crime
2111 Wilson Blvd.
Suite 300
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.

The National Conference

Nizkor Project

National Organization for Women

Stop the Hate

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
202-488-6137 FAX

Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior
16 Hurd Road
Brookline, MA 02146
617-232-0281 FAX

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
304-264-3121 FAX

“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