United Against Hate
United Against Hate: Identifying and Reporting Acts of Hate
United Against Hate (“UAH”) is a nationwide Department of Justice initiative to combat unlawful acts of hate. The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming (“USAO”) is partnering with community stakeholders and law enforcement in Wyoming to increase community understanding of hate crimes and encourage the reporting of hate crimes, hate incidents, and discrimination.
Goals of the United Against Hate Community Outreach Program:
- Increase community understanding and reporting of hate crimes, hate incidents, and discrimination;
- Build trust between the USAO and the communities we serve; and
- Create and strengthen alliances to combat hate between the USAO, federal, state, and local law enforcement, and community organizations.
Program topics include: (1) defining hate crimes; (2) the importance of reporting unlawful acts of hate; and (3) distinguishing unlawful conduct from protected First Amendment activity, including the difference between protected speech and unlawful threats.
Upcoming UAH events in Wyoming:
- Laramie – October 12, 2023 – Shepard Symposium on Social Justice – University of Wyoming Student Union, 2nd Floor – time to be determined
To Report Acts of Hate
In an emergency, dial 9-1-1 to get immediate help.
Information on reporting hate crimes can be found at https://www.justice.gov/hatecrimes/report-a-hate-crime. This information is available in two dozen languages. Any act of hate can be reported to the USAO in Wyoming at USAWY.ReportHate@usdoj.gov.
Not every hate incident involves a crime. You can report discrimination to the USAO in Wyoming at USAWY.CivilRights@usdoj.gov. You can get more information about federal civil rights enforcement, and find a referral form, on the USAO's Civil Division webpage here.
To Find Help for Victims of Hate
The Justice Department-funded VictimConnect Resource Center provides information and assistance to victims of crimes, including hate crimes. Trained victim assistance specialists are available at no cost to help victims find local support services at 1-855-484-2846 or by chat at https://victimconnect.org/learn/types-of-crime/hate-crimes/.
To Find More Information on Hate Crimes
You can find more information on hate crimes at https://www.justice.gov/hatecrimes.