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Resources for Victims of Hate

Updated: Nov 9, 2021

Have you been the victim of a hate crime? We're here for you. In an emergency, call 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, here are some local resources to help.

Anti-Defamation League

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is a leading anti-hate organization that was founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of antisemitism and bigotry. Today, ADL is the first call when acts of antisemitism occur and continues to fight all forms of hate. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education and fighting hate online, ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.

Austin/Travis County Hate Crimes Task Force

The mission of the Austin/Travis County Hate Crimes Task Force is to create a forum that fosters open dialogue about hate and discrimination and strengthens the bonds of our community through prevention, response and restoration.

APD Safe Place

Safe Place was created to address low reporting of anti-LGBTQ+ crimes. The goal is to increase public trust in law enforcement and feelings of safety in the community. The program expanded in 2018 to include anyone who has been a victim of a bias crime.

Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council

The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON) is a coalition of community-based organizations that advocates for the rights and needs of the Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) Community, with a particular focus on low income, immigrant, refugee and other disadvantaged sectors of the population.

Consulate of Mexico in Austin

The primary job of the consulate is to protect Mexican citizens while they are abroad.

Austin Office of Police Oversight

The mission of the Office of Police Oversight (OPO) is to provide impartial oversight of the Austin Police Department’s conduct, practices, and policies to enhance accountability, inform the public to increase transparency, and create sustainable partnerships throughout the community.


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