California has officially launched the CA vs. Hate hotline and online portal, which will help connect victims of hate incidents with culturally competent resources.
The California Civil Rights Department soft-launched CA vs. Hate back in November 2022. The goal was to provide victims of hate incidents with resources and information about the next steps.
The hotline is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 833-866-4283 or 833-8-NO-HATE in more than 200 languages. Wait times for callers should be no longer than three minutes. The online portal will be available in 15 different languages.
“Here in California, we are sending an unequivocal message that hate will not be tolerated,” California Governor Gavin Newsom said in a press release. “We stand firm for a California for All and it is important that we hold perpetrators accountable for their actions and provide resources for those individuals victimized by hate crimes.
“Now, Californians have another tool to ensure that not only justice is served, but that individuals have access to additional resources to help deal with the lingering wounds that remain after such a horrendous crime occurs.”
Victims can report anonymously and are not required to speak or work with law enforcement.
Hate crimes and incidents are often underreported. The California Civil Rights Department will use CA vs. Hate to collect more comprehensive data on hate crimes in the state. They hope to use the data to improve reporting and prevent future hate incidents.
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