Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,000,000)
211 LA proposes to implement the Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) for Hate Crime Hotline Program Grantees project. The purpose of this project is to provide comprehensive support and resources to hate crime hotline program grantees across the United States. The primary activities of the project include establishing a proactive strategy for TTA delivery, providing dedicated support to hotline grantees, organizing quarterly meetings for knowledge sharing, offering peer-to-peer training opportunities, and utilizing technology to enhance virtual TTA delivery.
Through this project, 211 LA aims to assist hotline grantees in developing their hotline programs and enhancing their knowledge about hotline models, hate crimes, and related topics. The project will provide guidance on material development, maintain sample policies and practices, and offer exemplary program materials adaptable to individual grantee sites. The ultimate goal is to strengthen the capacity of hotline grantees to effectively respond to hate crimes, improve reporting options, and raise awareness in their communities.
The expected outcomes of the project include an improved understanding of hate crimes among hotline grantees, enhanced training and resource materials for hotline implementation, increased virtual TTA accessibility, and the establishment of a peer network for learning and collaboration. By building the capacity of hotline grantees, this project will contribute to a more robust and effective response to hate crimes, leading to increased victim reporting, improved incident responses, and a reduction in hate crime incidents.
The service area for this project encompasses hate crime hotline grantees funded by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) across the United States. The intended beneficiaries of this project are the hotline grantees themselves, who will receive tailored TTA support, training, resources, and guidance to enhance their knowledge and capabilities. Through the provision of comprehensive technical assistance, 211 LA aims to empower hotline grantees and create a network of expertise that will ultimately have a positive impact on hate crime prevention, victim support, and community resilience.