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.
- Visit StopBullying.gov
- Visit FBI Press Release on 2020 Hate Crime Statistics
- Visit FBI's Hate Crimes Statistics
- Follow OJJDP on Twitter and Facebook.