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South Carolina Man Found Guilty of Hate Crime for Killing a Transgender Woman Because of Her Gender Identity

February 24, 2024

Texas Man Who Threatened Doctor Serving Transgender Patients Sentenced to Three Months in Prison

February 22, 2024

U.S. Attorney’s Office for District of Montana Hosts United Against Hate Meeting in Great Falls

February 21, 2024

Readout of Civil Rights Division’s Quarterly LGBTQI+ Community Stakeholder Meeting

February 16, 2024

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Find hate crimes news, DOJ offices, resources, and hate crimes case examples in each state. 

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Encouraging Reporting and Supporting Victims of Hate Crimes and Incidents: State-Run Hotlines

The Department of Justice awarded the state of California over a million dollars to expand community awareness of a statewide non-emergency hotline for victims of hate incidents and crimes launched in May 2023. The Department also funded hotlines in two more states. Why are hotlines necessary? How do they help people targeted for hate? 

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Fact Sheet: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Takes Action to Address Alarming Rise of Reported Antisemitic and Islamophobic Events at Schools and on College Campuses

This fact sheet highlights new federal actions and resources to address the alarming rise of reported antisemitic and Islamophobic incidents at schools and on college campuses since October 7.

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Statement of United States Attorney Kerest Regarding Shooting of Three Young Men in Burlington

Statement from the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont regarding the shooting of three Palestinian men in Burlington, Vermont, on November 25.

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United Against Hate Community Outreach and Engagement Program 2022–2023

This document outlines the milestones of the United Against Hate program, established by Attorney General Garland's March 2021 directive to boost efforts to fight hate crimes and hate incidents.

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Fact Sheet: Justice Department Efforts to Combat Hate Crimes

This fact sheet outlines the Attorney General's directives that DOJ has implemented to increase resources to combat hate crimes through federal law enforcement action and to enhance training, support and outreach to state and local partners.

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Addressing Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

Learn about the DOJ's work to combat anti-AANHPI hate crimes.