The San Fernando Valley Hate Crimes Alliance
The San Fernando Valley Hate Crimes alliance seeks to increase hate-crime reporting, develop a broad support network within the San Fernando Valley community for victims of hate acts, and to prevent acts of intolerance through education and building respect for diversity.
Initiated by Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti, the Alliance was launched by the District Attorney's Office, the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission, the Anti-Defamation League and Los Angeles Unified School District's Human Relations Education Commission in December, 1999. Alliance members include myriad San Fernando Valley business leaders, religious institutions, educators, elected officials and community based organizations.
The Alliance held Town Hall Meetings in each of the five different Los Angeles Police Department Community Police Stations in the San Fernando Valley. The events developed constructive dialogue between the community and law enforcement about hate crimes and prevention. In addition, the Alliance also has a speaker's bureau of law-enforcement officials, educators and human relations experts who can talk to students and community groups about hate acts. And finally, the Alliance worked to establish a hotline for reporting hate crimes: 818-464-3339.
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