Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Training and Technical Assistance Program

Hate Crime Funding Opportunity Now Available!

Follow the link below to learn more about the current funding opportunity, provided by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

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How We Help

The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program supports law enforcement and prosecution agencies, community-based organizations, and their partners in their work to develop comprehensive approaches to address hate crimes committed on the basis of a victim’s perceived or actual race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability.

The Hate Crimes TTA Program was launched in 2021 to provide evidence-based, innovative, and relevant TTA that increases jurisdictions’ capacities to form strong collaborations, build organizational capacity to lead hate crime response efforts, foster critical community partnerships and trust, enhance the identification and reporting of hate crimes, and improve the use of data to guide investigations and prosecutions. The Hate Crimes TTA Program Website is designed to complement theU.S. Department of Justice’s Hate Crimes Website. It provides easy access to a multitude of resources and serves as a centralized access point for state, local, tribal, and community-based hate crime websites and resources.

Training & Technical Assistance Services

The Hate Crimes TTA Program supports Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) award recipients and other local, state, and tribal agencies and community-based organizations by:

  • Identifying and developing resources and materials that support program activities.
  • Providing skilled subject-matter experts to share tailored guidance and emerging practices.
  • Facilitating peer-to-peer learning opportunities, virtual consultations, and on-site assistance.
  • Providing moderated discussion boards and topic-focused virtual and in-person convenings.
  • Developing project-focused action plans and tailored TTA.
  • Providing speakers and subject-matter experts for training events, webinars, and live virtual events.
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