CA vs. Hate Resource Line and Network
Frequently Asked Questions
I don’t feel safe and I may be in danger. Can you help me?CA vs. Hate is a non-emergency line. Please call 911 if you are in an emergency situation.
How do I report a hate crime or incident to CA vs. Hate?Reporting can be done via the via the CA vs. Hate online portal or via telephone with a care coordinator Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm PST at 1-833-8NO-HATE. If you call outside those times, you can leave a message with a request for a return call. If you choose, you can report directly to law enforcement.
I need to report in a language other than English. Which languages are available?Amharic, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Hindi, Hmong, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Persian-Farsi, Punjabi, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. If you speak another language, please call the CA vs. Hate Resource Line at 1-833-8NO-HATE, and you can report in over 200 languages.
What is the purpose of CA vs. Hate?The purpose of CA vs. Hate is to identify options and next steps for individuals and communities targeted for hate and connect them with resources that respect their unique needs. CA vs. Hate will study the information gathered to improve response to hate incidents and hate crimes. The goal is to prevent acts of hate and to provide more resources to persons in impacted communities.
What is the difference between a hate incident and a hate crime?
Hate Incident: A hate incident is a hostile expression or action that may be motivated by bias against another person’s actual or perceived identity(ies). Perpetrators may be motivated by different discriminatory biases, including, but not limited to, bias on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender, including gender identity. There are two main kinds of hate incidents – (1) acts of hate that are not crimes but violate civil rights laws, and (2) acts of hate that may not violate the law but still cause significant harm in a community.
For a complete list of protected categories under California civil rights law, please to go to CRD | Civil Rights Department (ca.gov). For additional information about criminal civil rights law protections, please go to Hate Crimes | State of California - Department of Justice - Office of the Attorney General or United States Department of Justice-Hate Crimes
Hate Crime: Under California law, a hate crime is a criminal act committed, in whole or in part, because of one or more of the following actual or perceived characteristics of the victim: disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation; or because of the person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.