SAN stands against Anti-Asian Hate and has resources for any victims or bystanders of hate.
On this page, you can find some of those resources, including
- Reporting a hate crime
- Legal assistance for suvivors
- Financial compensation for survivors
- Mental health assistance
- Downloadable materials that can be distributed
However, that is not the limit to our support and resources. We also offer intervention and resource trainings. SAN has case management services for those impacted by hate. Additionally, we are available to book appointments to ensure you have adequate safety planning measures.
Reporting a Hate Crime
Experiencing or witnessing a hate crime can be very frightening. Here is a guide on how to report a hate crime in event that you are a victim of a hate crime or are a witness.
If you see someone being attacked, find a person in authority (ex. store owner or bus driver) to come assist the situation.
If the victim gives you permission, call 9-1-1. Take the following steps if you are a survivor in the position to contact authorities or if you are a bystander who can assist the survivor in doing so:
Step 1: Call the local police station’s hate crimes coordinator
- Type this into your internet search bar: https://www.lapdonline.org/find-your-local-police-station/
- Enter an address close to where the crime occurred
- Click “find your station”
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CRIMES IN ARTESIA:
If you type in an Artesia address, it will not find a station.
All calls pertaining to Artesia should be directed to the Los Angeles County Lakewood’s Sheriff’s Station
4. Using your results from the last page, locate the station’s name on this list:
5. Call the corresponding phone number to the station
When filing a report, even in-person, get the responding officer’s name and badge number.
Ask for your own copy of the report.
Make sure “hate/bias-motivation” or “hate crime/incident” are checked off if they are options.
Step 2: Contact the FBI
Hate crimes are violations of federal law. They are not just meant to attack one individual, but to intimidate the entire community. The FBI encourages hate crimes be reported to them.
- The online form (tips.fbi.gov) allows you to stay anonymous, but please keep this note from the FBI in mind:
2. Calling 1-800-CALL-FBI is also an option remain anonymous.
However, it is not recommended as much as contacting the local field office.
3. Contact your local field office.
For us, that is the Los Angeles field office.
Resources for Survivors of a Hate Crime
|Asian Americans Advancing Justice
|provide legal aid for English-limited and low-income communities in the Los Angeles area
|Asian American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
|provide legal advice and direct assistance to victims of anti-Asian violence and harassment; mobilize a network of pro bono attorneys and interpreters to assist victims; and collaborate with community groups to respond to future incidents of hate violence, call for police accountability, and create a safe environment for all
|do not charge clients for legal representation or advocacy; select cases that will have the greatest impact in protecting and advancing the rights of LGBT people and those with HIV
|Los Angeles Justice Fund
|provide funds to legal services that provide direct service to people
|Los Angeles LGBT Center
|legal needs of all LGBT people with a special focus on survivors of violence, undocumented immigrants, and transgender people
telephone intakes, and then telephone or video consultations; in-person appointments will be limited, and may include clients who do not have ongoing access to the phone/Internet, and clients who need to receive legal documents
|National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
|may be able to provide pro bono (free) legal assistance if have been the victim of a hate crime/incident; is an intake provider for the Alliance for Asian American Justice
|Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Victim Assistance Program
|Assist with filing for the California Victim Compensation Board (Victims of crime application); Court Escort; Crisis Intervention; Presentations and Training for Criminal Justice Agencies; Emergency Assistance; Public Presentations and Publicity; Resource and Referral Assistance; Case Status/Case Disposition; Direct Counseling/Therapy; Notification of Family and Friends; Property Return; Employer Notification/Intervention; Orientation to the Criminal Justice System
|California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (government)
|restraining orders, actual damages (medical treatment, los wages, property repair, emotional suffering), punitive damages, civil penalties, attorney’s fees
|California Victim Compensation Board (government)
|Reimbursement for damages and loss (ex. lost wages)
Mental Health Assistance
|South Asian Network
|Therapy, counseling, group healing circles, case management services, workshops
|National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association
|Webinars, fact sheets, and print educational materials
|South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency (SAHARA)
|24-hour crisis helpline, trainings, therapy, support groups
Stand with Asian Americans (SWAA) is a great resource for Asian American victims of hate crimes. This group has pledged $10M to Asian American organizations that are supporting the community. Visit their page to access other organizations that will support you. They list trusted sources to document your experience, intersectional organizations that protect further marginalized communities within the South Asian community, legal support, educational resources as to causes/solutions of Asian racism.
Please contact SAN with any further questions:
18173 Pioneer Blvd. STE 1, Artesia, CA 90701