Not In Our Town was honored to participate in an extremely informative webinar addressing the challenges of prosecuting hate crimes and the important interplay between hate crime victims, law enforcement, and the greater community. The recorded session is available now as a free resource for prosecutors, law enforcement representatives, and community partners.
In the “Prosecuting Hate Crimes” webinar, Joy Repella, Cook County, IL Assistant State's Attorney and Patrice O'Neill, CEO & Executive Producer of Not in Our Town, reprise one of the most popular workshop sessions from the 2013 National Community Prosecution Summit hosted by The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA), in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Center for Court Innovation (CCI).
Citing examples from Chicago, San Francisco, and around the country, Repella and O'Neill explore the challenges and complexities of prosecuting hate crimes, supporting victims, and working with law enforcement, targeted communities, and the broader public to build an effective community response to the violence. Not In Our Town resources referenced in the webinar include the forthcoming film A Prosecutor's Stand, produced in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office. The film will be available as a training and outreach tool for prosecutors, law enforcement agencies, and community partners.
Additional NIOT resources available in conjunction with the webinar include:
- Hate Crime Prosecution and Victim Support
- Interview with Suffolk County, NY Assistant District Attorney Megan O’Donnell
- Interview with Oscar Garcia: San Diego County, CA Deputy District Attorney
This APA project was supported by Grant No. 2011-DP-BX-K051 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the SMART Office, and the Office for Victims of Crime. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the United States Department of Justice.