CCEJ joined partners from the LA County Human Relations Commission and Los Angeles Hate Violence Prevention Partnership at the release of the LA County 2018 Hate Crimes Report in September 2019. The report details a troubling increase in hate crimes and hate incidents, particularly directed at African American, Latinx, and LGBTQIA+ members our communities. We were featured in ABC 7’s news coverage of the event: click below to watch & here to read the article.
Hate incidents are also on the rise in neighboring Orange County, as the 2018 report released by Orange County Human Relations shows.
CCEJ’s mission is to eliminate bias, bigotry and racism, and we’re continually developing new programs to promote healing and unity in our communities.
- Conscious Classrooms & Building Bridges Camps: CCEJ’s in-classroom and residential camp programs build children and youths’ skills for empathy, handling conflict, and building bridges across differences. Contact us to bring Building Bridges youth programs to your school.
- Restorative Justice Implementation for Schools & Workplaces: CCEJ’s expert RJ trainers and facilitators provide training and coaching to help schools and organizations create cultures of respect, empathy and connection.
- CCEJ’s Healing Harms program (formerly Restorative Practices in Communities) offers Restorative Healing Circles for people, families and communities impacted by hate crimes. Email vpettiATcacej.org for more information.
- CCEJ’s Heart 2 Heart Racial Justice Dialogue Training prepares community members to design and facilitate racial justice dialogue groups to build mutual understanding and heal conflict. Read more about Los Angeles’ Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation project here and keep an eye out for upcoming chances to join a racial justice healing circle.
- Hate Violence Prevention Partnership: CCEJ, Bienestar, Muslim Public Affairs Council and Brotherhood Crusade formed the Hate Violence Prevention Partnership with the goal to prevent and respond to hate violence with a unified voice in Los Angeles County. HVPP bridges partners’ identities, well-known histories, reputations, and standings in our respective communities as a collective force to build community strength and eliminate hate violence. Click here to download our resource guide, “Know Your Rights.”
- Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission encourages anyone who experiences a hate incident or hate crime to dial 211 to make a report and obtain resources and information.