Our Programs & Projects
The programs and projects of the L.A. County Commission on Human Relations are designed to meet the needs of cities and residents in addressing intergroup tensions and in promoting communities that are respectful and inclusive of all its citizens. The training was originally developed for employees of the L.A. County Department of Social Services (DPSS). Thousands of DPSS employees have received this training and their evaluation and test scores have documented significant gains in both their knowledge and skills. The Commission seeks to improve human relations by developing and strengthening delivery systems of technical assistance and resources Countywide. In this way we work to build local capacity to successfully address human relations concerns by collaborating with cities, other LA County departments, schools, law enforcement, community organizations and human relations commissions.
Medidation Week 2012, the County’s dispute resolution programs have enjoyed wide success, and have proven to be a valuable resource to the public and the courts by providing an alternate way of settling disputes outside of the traditional justice system.
The zerohour: No Haters Here! youth initiative, now in its second year of a three year pilot program in five Los Angeles County high schools, works with students, teacher, parents and school administrators to embed human relations culture into the culture of a school-community and achieve a safe and culturally-appropriate learning environment.
The initiative works to educate specific underserved communities to recognize and report intolerance and hate crimes, to assist victims in accessing culturally and linguistically appropriate services, and to advocate on behalf of victims for institutional changes that can reduce hate crimes.
HRMAC is a partnership of city-based human relations organizations, city representatives, school officials and community members who come together to receive and share support and assistance in managing tensions between groups of different cultures, ethnicities, race and religion.
The Network Against Hate Crime brings together law enforcement agencies, human relations organizations, educators, faith communities, social service and advocacy groups to coordinate efforts to combat intolerance and hate crime.
A multi-dimensional project for reducing inter-ethnic gang violence and its causes, and assisting Los Angeles Countyís regional plan to break the cycles of neighborhood violence through collaborative engagement and transformation of youth, families, and communities.
The committee works with employers to address workplace intolerance and discrimination and to encourage diversity initiatives and multicultural awareness programs
MIC is an alliance of media associations, civil rights groups, labor unions and human relations organizations that work together to address racism in the media and to promote increased visibility of diverse people in the entertainment and news media, both in front of and behind the camera.
Teens and youth organizations throughout L.A. county are encouraged to plan and implement one-time or on-going self-initiated volunteer and community service projects in their community. Shared projects by teens from different communities or organizations are encouraged in order to strengthen intergroup relations and improve understanding among and between teens from different areas of the county, consistent with the Commission on Human Relations mission and itís zerohour: The Time to Act is Now! youth initiative.
The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations (LACCHR) has produced a training curriculum, "Working Effectively with Immigrant Newcomers." The goals of the program are to better equip the participants with:
This is an annual event at which the Commission on Human Relations and the Board of Supervisors honors individuals, organizations and companies that have significantly impacted better human relations for our Los Angeles community.