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Press Releases

2021 Press Releases

Hate Crime Prevention Innovation Grants to Provide up to $20K
Thursday, December 2, 2021

Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces Partners Against the Hate (P.A.T.H.) Forward Initiative
Thursday, May 27, 2021

2020 Press Releases

Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes Announces 'HeARTwork Against Hate' Youth Art Contest Winners
Monday, December 7, 2020

Office For The Prevention Of Hate Crimes Announces 'HeARTwork Against Hate' Youth Art Contest
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Mayor de Blasio Launches Anti-Hate Crime Neighborhood Safety Coalitions 
Friday, January 24, 2020

2019 Press Releases

Mayor de Blasio Launches New Crime Prevention Efforts to Combat Hate and Anti-Semitism
Sunday, December 29, 2019

Mayor de Blasio Launches Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes, Months Ahead of Schedule
Tuesday, September 3, 2019


In the News

2022 News

‘Hate has no place in our city’: Adams addresses plans to combat rising anti-Semitic crimes in NYC
AM New York, February 1, 2022

2021 News

Our hate crime reporting system is broken
Forward, September 2, 2021

Why hate crime data can't capture the true scope of anti-Asian violence
CNN, March 18, 2021

Why is online hate surging — and what can we do about it?
The Times of Israel, February 19, 2021

2020 News

New York Jews were ready to unite against anti-Semitism after 2 deadly attacks. Then COVID happened.
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, December 8, 2020

Hate crimes targeting Asians rise in NYC during the coronavirus pandemic: How does S.I. stand?
Staten Island Live, October 14, 2020

VIDEO: Parents fear anti-Asian racism as schools mull reopening
PBS News Hour Weekend, June 21, 2020

Op-Ed: Bias, group hate and the coronavirus pandemic
NY Daily News, April 8, 2020

City's New Office of Hate Crime Prevention Takes on Rise in Anti-Semitic Acts
Gotham Gazette, January 29, 2020

She has 6 employees and less than $2 million. The mission: Stop anti-Semitism in New York City.
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, January 27, 2020

AUDIO: How the City is Addressing a Rise in Hate Crimes 
Gotham Gazette, January 23, 2020

What are the Long-Term Solutions to Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes? 
Bklyner, January 23, 2020

VIDEO: Students tour Museum of Jewish Heritage to learn empathy in effort to fight anti-Semitism 
ABC 7, January 15, 2020

AUDIO: NY Jews wage own battle with anti-Semitism 
AJC Podcast, January 10, 2020

2019 News

New York City’s plan to address surge of anti-Semitic hate crimes 
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, December 30, 2019

Working to Stop Hate Crimes in New York City
NY1, September 19, 2019

Deborah Lauter on Hate Crimes, Segregation and Standing Up Against Threats
Bklyner, September 19, 2019

New York’s New anti-Semitism Czar Warns: No Short Fix for the Longest Hatred
Haaretz, September 19, 2019

New York’s New Hate Crimes Chief Is A Jewish Woman Who’s Fighting Bigotry— Online And IRL
Forward, September 11, 2019

City Hate Crimes Czar Assumes Her Duties
Gay City News, September 10, 2019

White Supremacists Targeted Her. Now She’s Fighting Hate Crime.
NY Times, September 6, 2019

Former Anti-Defamation League leader takes helm at city’s new Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes, September 4, 2019

‘I Think All New Yorkers Should Be Appalled’: Head Of New Office For The Prevention Of Hate Crimes Speaks Out
CBS 2, September 3, 2019

NYC hate crimes prevention office opening this summer
NY Daily News, June 4, 2019

NYC hate crime prevention office to open months ahead of schedule
The Hill, June 4, 2019


Speeches and Testimony

Testimony Delivered Before the New York City Council Committee on Public Safety
OPHC Executive Director Deborah Lauter, February 10, 2020