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New Department of Justice Resources to Address Hate Crime


In his proclamation commemorating the 40th anniversary of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 18–24, 2021), President Biden states that his “Administration is taking action to address the surge in anti-Asian violence and harassment, including efforts to prevent hate crimes and build trust with law enforcement.”

In recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Hate Crimes Enforcement and Prevention Initiative launched new, translated resources in seven languages on the Department’s Hate Crimes website.

Information is now available in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Arabic, and Japanese. These pages include basic information about hate crimes, in-language resources, and instructions on reporting hate crimes to the FBI Tip Line (800–225–5324) with assistance from qualified interpreters.

The Hate Crimes website also features an array of regularly updated information in Spanish, at www.justice.gov/hatecrimes-espanol.

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Pamela Karlan states, “we hope that these new in-language resources help the Department and our partners more effectively support victims of hate crimes, build trust, and engage communities. We will continue to expand the number of languages on www.justice.gov/hatecrimes.”

This Department initiative demonstrates this year’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week year’s theme—Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities.—that emphasizes the importance of leveraging community support to help victims of crime.

Visit the Department’s Hate Crimes website to learn more about these resources and the Department’s ongoing work to combat hate crimes through capacity building, training, support, and outreach.

Date Created: April 20, 2021