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Hate Violence Prevention Partnership Los Angeles

About Us

About Us

Four community-based organizations with a well-known history and standing in our respective
communities and representative of the major population groups most targeted in hate crimes,
have formed the Hate Violence Prevention Partnership with the goal to prevent and respond to
hate violence with a unified voice in Los Angeles County. HVPP bridges their partners’ identities,
well-known histories, reputations, and standings in their respective communities as a collective
force to build community strength and eliminate hate violence.

Hate Violence Prevention Partnership – Los Angeles is comprised of

Bienestar Human Services:
A non-profit social service organization founded in 1989, BIENESTAR is dedicated to positively impacting the health and well-being of the Latino community and other underserved communities in Southern California.

Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade:
Founded in 1968, the Brotherhood Crusade is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for families and youth throughout Los Angeles and surrounding communities by providing supportive services to multi-cultural programs that address health, education, social welfare and youth development issues.

California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ):
A non-profit human relations organization dating back to 1927, CCEJ is committed to building a more just and safe society through education, conflict resolution and advocacy.

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC):
Founded in 1988, MPAC is committed to increasing understanding and improving policies that impact American Muslims, building a reputation of a dynamic and trusted American Muslim voice for policymakers, opinion shapers, and community organizers across the country.

Resources

Resources

What is a hate crime?

A criminal act committed against a person or group of people in which the victims are targeted because of their actual or perceived race, ethnicity, skin color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. Bias can occur before, during, or after offense.

What is a hate threat?

A criminal offense when the perpetrator has threatened violence with spoken or written words against a specific person or group of people.

What is hate speech?

Offensive or hurtful words that are directed against a member of a protective class, but no direct threat is made. These are not hate crimes and are considered free speech.


What to do in the event of a hate crime

If injured, get medical attention immediately.
If alone, call a family member or friend to be with you to assist you.
Write or tell someone else to write down any details of the incident. Include the perpetrator’s gender, age, approximate height & weight, race/ ethnicity, clothes, and any other distinguishing details.
Keep any evidence such as notes, clothing, graffiti, audio or video recordings, items that may have fingerprints, etc.
Take pictures of your injuries and the location of the incident.


Know Your Rights

Right to report the crime without revealing your immigration status.
Right to be reasonably protected from the accused offender.
Right to be notified of all court proceedings related to the offense.
Right to have input at sentencing.
Right to information about the conviction, sentencing, imprisonment, and release of the offender.
Right to an order of restitution from the convicted offender.
Right to be notified of these rights.

Download general Know Your Rights information here.

Download immigrant Know Your Rights information here.

Other Helpful Resources

Propublica: Documenting Hate

An anonymous way to share your hate violence story without reporting to authorities.

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Claudia Villa: Victim Services Representative

  • Court Support
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Assist with CALVCB (California Victim Compensation Board)

Tel. (213) 972-1021
Email: cvila@da.lacounty.gov

Download Victim Assistance Programs brochure here.

News

News

03 | Apr 2019

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND MASS SHOOTING

Two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand were attacked killing forty-nine and injuring many. The suspect unleashed his multi-page, white nationalist ideology through personal social media platforms. He also live streamed the attack on Facebook, reaching thousands across the world. Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were also found in nearby vehicles. He appeared in front of court […]

14 | Mar 2019

HATE CRIMES ARE RISING AND ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE UNREPORTED THAN UNDERREPORTED

Despite Jussie Smollett’s hate crime hoax, hate crimes are going unnoticed. In Irving, Texas, a high school student was beaten because he identified as gay, leading to “facial reconstructive surgery”. The incident was not documented as a hate crime, therefore, Irving, Texas had no incidents of hate for year 2016. The Federal Bureau of Investigation […]

Recent Posts

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CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND MASS SHOOTING
April 3, 2019
HATE CRIMES ARE RISING AND ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE UNREPORTED THAN UNDERREPORTED
March 14, 2019

Events

Events

No events scheduled at this time

Contact Us

Contact Us

For more information on provider trainings and educational workshops, please contact:

Hate Violence Prevention Partnership L.A.

Chelsea Aquino

caquino@hvppla.org

1-877-HVPPLA 1 (1-877-487-7521)