About the Task Force
Governor Cuomo created the Hate Crimes Task force in 2018 to address the increase in bias-motivated threats, harassment and violence throughout New York State.
Run by the State Police with the assistance of the State Division of Human Rights, and the Division of Criminal Justice Services, the Task Force works together to prevent, investigate, and monitor Hate Crimes and violations of Human Rights Law.
The Task Force works collaboratively with local law enforcement and prosecutors. Referrals are received from these entities, as well as the hotline, the textline and various other channels.
The FY 2021 Enacted Budget includes $2 million to support the Task Force's ongoing work, and to bolster the monitoring of digital media which promote violence, intolerance, selling of illicit substances and terrorism.
We will never allow fear and intolerance to tear at the fabric of who we are
New York is heightening our efforts to combat hate crimes and safeguard our New Yorkers.