Violence, Harassment, & Hate Crimes

“I’m a new freshman at my school and I’m small. An older student has been harassing me but I’m scared to tell anyone.” – 14-year-old


The differences between people are one of the things that make life interesting. Hatred based on a person’s race, religion, sexual orientation or other differences is called racism or discrimination and IS WRONG. Violence towards another IS WRONG.

Just because a person does or says something that hurts or angers you does not give you the right to judge others because of this one person’s actions. One person does not and cannot represent an entire people. This is called stereotyping. If someone is bothering you, talk about the specific problem; don’t blame it on the person’s differences or who they are.

Violence, name calling, threatening or harassing does not make differences go away, nor does it make you a bigger or better person. If you are being bothered or are doing the bothering, don’t do anything stupid that will get you into trouble or hurt you or someone else. If you can’t talk to the person, find a trusted adult or call one of the numbers listed below.

If you are a victim of a hate/racist crime, contact your local police department.


  • Learn about others – read, explore, talk
  • Admit your fears or concerns and talk about them
  • Ask questions – don’t assume you know it all
  • Look for similarities, not differences
  • Find out for yourself. Don’t believe everything you hear
  • Realize the actions of one does not represent the actions of all
  • View each person as an individual
  • Get to know someone before you judge them
  • Don’t make jokes about differences – they can hurt
  • Respect others. Because someone is different, it doesn’t mean they (or you) are better or worse


A Thin Line

Offers information on digital abuse- forced sexting, textual harassment and cyberbullying.

Break The Cycle

Prevention and intervention. Serves all of L.A. County residents. Education programs for schools, youth groups, and Juvenile Detention Centers. Office: 424-265-7346

5777 W Century Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Caring for Kids-Child Abuse Treatment (CHAT) Program

Free mental health services for ages Birth to 17 for children & adolescents who are victims of crime by experiencing physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, domestic violence (personal or parental), bullying, school/community violence or Maltreatment, Sexual Exploitation (includes internet victimization), Human Trafficking/Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Child Abduction and or Terrorist Act.  Services in English and Spanish.


San Fernando Valley, CA

M - F 8:00AM -6:00PM

818 778-5406

County of Los Angeles Commission on Human Relations

Collaborates with public/private agencies thoughout L.A. County to improve human relations/conflict resolution systems. Programs include: Hate Crime Network, Hate Crime Mentoring/Reporting, and a Human Relations Mutual Assistance Consortium.

3175 W 6th St,
Los Angeles, CA 90020

M-F 8am-5pm


East Los Angeles Women’s Center

Serves women ages 13 and over, crisis intervention for sexual assault and domestic violence victims. HIV/AIDS services. Community outreach and prevention programs. No Fees. Peer counseling. Support group on domestic violence – Tuesday mornings only.

1255 S Atlantic Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90022

M-F 9am-6pm



House of Ruth

24-hour Crisis Hotline (collect calls accepted): 877-988-5559 Information provided on shelters, crisis intervention, referral and other support services. Short-term safe shelter includes food, clothes, etc. Individual and group counseling, teen support groups and community outreach. No fees.

Claremont, CA

M-F 9am-5pm


L.A. Youth Network

Office phone: 323-467-8466.

Emergency shelter: 323-240-2253.

Foster care services: 323-703-7002.

Hotline for teens issues such as homelessness, bullying, violence, pregnancy, eating disorders, self-harm and depression. Services include 24/7 hotline, emergency shelters/ homeless youth housing, education & career development, mental health and wellness.

Los Angeles, CA

7 days a week 24 hrs


Los Angeles Bar Domestic Violence Project

Assistance in obtaining temporary restraining orders. Nominal fee of $20 may be waived. Bilingual. 24 Hour recording. 

1055 W 7th St,
Los Angeles, CA 90017

M-F 8:45am-5pm



Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice

Free legal representation/advocacy in areas of family law, government benefits, consumer law, and housing law. 

1241 S Soto St,
Los Angeles, CA 90023

M-F 9am-12pm, 1pm-5pm


Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office – Domestic Violence and Crisis Hotline

Coordinates and monitors prosecution effort of criminal activity related to domestic violence. Provides information on shelters and safety issues of battered victims. Hotline provides counseling and referrals. Hotline 24 hr/7 day a week (Bilingual).

3204 Rosemead Blvd,
El Monte, CA 91731


Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office – Victim Assistance Program

Free assistance for victims of ALL types of crimes. 11 branch offices located in LA. Services provided: crisis intervention, emergency, referral services, court support, & assistance in applying for compensation from state funds to assist victims.

3204 Rosemead Blvd,
El Monte, CA 91731

M-F 8am-4:45pm


National Center for Victims of Crime

Information and referrals to support services nationwide. Online resources for victims of crime and agencies who serve them. Advocates for victims’ rights.

2000 M St NW,
Washington, DC 20036

M-F 8:30am-8:30pm



National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline

Counseling for dating violence.Safety planning, support & referrals. Online chat also available on website. Text “LOVEIS” to 77054. 

Austin, TX

7days 24 hours


NBVC Fleet and Family Services Center

Crisis intervention, safety assessment and planning, arrangements for transportation to shelters, medical, legal representation in court and support groups to victims of domestic violence whose parents are in military services.

23rd Ave,
Port Hueneme, CA 93043

M,W,Th 7:30am-5pm & F 7:30am-4pm


Peace Over Violence

24 hour hotline: (213) 626-3393

Los Angeles County: (310) 392-8381

West San Gabriel Valley: (626) 793-3385

Counseling for dating violence, rape survivors, child abuse. Phone counseling and referrals. Self-defense classes and teen abuse prevention. 

1015 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90017

M-F 9am-5pm (by appointment)



Report It

Report weapons in school anonymously

Seeking Peaceful Solutions

Services for youth, teens, adolescents, and adults in the areas of anger management, teen dating violence, substance abuse, and sexual abuse. Services all of Los Angeles County.

8424 S Vermont Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90044

M-F 10am-9pm



Stop the Violence, Increase the Peace Foundation

Programs in anger management, conflict resolution, leadership training and counseling. Domestic violence, parenting, and individual counseling. Fees on a sliding scale system. Programs for ages 13-19.

2930 W Imperial Hwy,
Inglewood, CA 90303

M-F 9am-5pm & Sat 9am-11am


That’s Not Cool

24hr Hotline (1-866-331-8453 TTY)
An online resource for bullying and offers info on relationship abuse & peer pressure.

7 days 24 hours


General information about relationship abuse and peer pressure.

Victims of Crime Resource Center

Information regarding victims’ rights and what to expect while going through the court system. Confidential referrals for counseling. Spanish services available. FREE. Online chat available.

3200 5th Ave,
Sacramento, CA 95817

M-F 8am-5pm


Youth Alive

Young adults who have experienced violence in their own lives are trained to become peer educators and advocates in the field of violence prevention. Youth Alive Caught in the Crossfire intervention program.

3300 Elm St,
Oakland, CA 94609

M-F 9am-5pm



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