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Webinar Series on Preventing Youth Hate Crimes and Identity-Based Bullying

OJJDP is hosting a series of webinars on preventing youth hate crimes and identity-based bullying. The webinars will discuss the prevalence and characteristics of youth hate crimes and hate groups along with steps educators and other professionals can take to address bias-based situations and mitigate microaggressions.

The content of the webinars will be tailored to three audiences:

  • School communities (administrators, teachers, school resource officers, school social workers, community youth workers, and parents),  
  • Juvenile justice professionals (juvenile justice specialists, juvenile court personnel, and juvenile probation officers), and  
  • Law enforcement professionals.  

The first webinar in the series, Introduction to Youth Hate Crimes and Hate Groups is scheduled for November 18, 2021, at 2 p.m. ET. Presenters will provide school communities an understanding of hate crimes and hate groups (signs and symbols of hate groups, recruitment, and definitions); identify the differences between bullying, harassment, and hate crimes; discuss how to identify and report hate crimes in school; and highlight restorative justice solutions and prevention efforts.

To learn more about OJJDP’s initiative to prevent youth hate crimes and identity-based bullying, view the OJJDP website.



Date Published: November 12, 2021