Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Resource Center
The State of Maryland remains committed to standing up and speaking out about the need to confront and defeat anti-Asian discrimination, hate, and violence. This one-stop shop includes resources, information, and services to help combat the rising wave of anti-Asian activity.
|211 Hotline. Under the new theme of “Stop Hate,” 211 Maryland now also serves as an alternative channel and one-stop resource for hate crimes reporting and incident reporting, one of the actions that Governor Hogan initiated based on the first-ever state-level Asian Hate Crimes Workgroup’s efforts. Reports are sent to local law enforcement in each jurisdiction. 211 Maryland also connects callers to other incident report-related services, depending on their needs.
In addition to calling 2-1-1, Marylanders can also text MDStopHate to 898211, or visit a new webpage powered by 211 Maryland, 211md.org/stophate, to file a report in multiple languages.
Anyone in danger or witnessing a crime should call 911.
|Education. Find resources to educate yourself and others on Asian American culture, history, businesses, as well as hate crimes.|
|Funding. The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services’ Protecting Against Hate Crimes Grant Program provides support to nonprofit organizations, including faith-based organizations, with facilities and membership that may be targeted for a hate crime to provide security enhancements.
|Report a hate crime or incident. Download a guide on how to report hate crimes in Maryland. This guide will be made available in the following languages: Bahasa Indonesia, Burmese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Taiwanese Hokkien, Thai, and Vietnamese.
|Toolkits for hate crime response. The Asian American Foundation and Asian American Federation have developed tool kits with guidelines on how to respond to hate crimes at the individual and community levels.
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