OJJDP will host "Supporting Vulnerable Youth: Preventing and Combating Bias-Based Bullying and Hate Crimes" as part of OJJDP's Preventing Youth Hate Crimes & Identity-Based Bullying Initiative webinar series.
During the webinar, intended for youth justice professionals, presenters will:
- Explain bias-based crimes and bullying based on race, ethnicity, religion, body type, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability
- Discuss tools to counter stereotypes and myths to diminish anti-Semitic, homophobic, and racist speech to help promote respectful, inclusive, and safe environments
- Explain the role of mentors and youth justice professionals when dealing with identity-based bullying or hate crimes
- Provide educational resources and interventions for direct service providers and juvenile justice professionals that encourage effective response strategies when incidents of hate or bias happen
The webinar series is supported by OJJDP's National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC). To obtain handouts and documents for this event, contact the OJJDP's NTTAC Help Desk at [email protected] or by phone at 1–833–647–0513.