Hate Crimes Task Force

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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.

PROTECTING YOUR CIVIL RIGHTS AND COMBATING HATE CRIMES

Call: 1-888-392-3644 or Text "HATE" to 81336

Residents who have experienced bias-motivated threats, harassment or discrimination are encouraged to call the toll-free hotline from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. open Monday-Friday. If you need to report a crime or fear your safety, call 911 immediately.

We will never allow fear and intolerance to tear at the fabric of who we are

DCJS 2016 Annual Report

Read the report that details hate crime incidents law enforcement agencies have reported to the Division of Criminal Justice Services.

New York must always be the beacon of tolerance and hope

View the latest news from the Hate Crimes Task Force.

IN THE FACE OF FEAR, NEW YORKERS SPREAD LOVE

Participating New York State Agencies