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We’re Hiring! Restorative Justice Specialist: BRIDGES

We're Hiring! Restorative Justice Specialist: BRIDGES

This full-time position involves planning and implementing restorative justice programs and practices, developing and facilitating workshops, trainings and curriculum to introduce schools and communities to RJ, developing and delivering plans for creating buy-in and implementation of restorative justice at school sites

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Hate Crime Launch Event Postponed

Hate Crime Launch Event Postponed

The OC Human Relations Commission has announced that 2016 Hate Crime Report launch event that was scheduled for Thursday, June 22nd has been postponed until further notice. An update will be provided as soon as it is available.

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OC Human Relations Council wins funding reprieve as hate crimes continue to rise

OC Human Relations Council wins funding reprieve as hate crimes continue to rise

The Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 last week, with Supervisor Michelle Steel as the lone dissenter, to continue funding the council for at least another year. But the panel also urged the council and commission to stop “co-mingling,” with one supervisor noting that some commission staff members report to the council’s director.

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OC Human Relations Council gets a year’s reprieve from supervisors

OC Human Relations Council gets a year’s reprieve from supervisors

The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday, June 13, in favor of funding the OC Human Relations Council, allowing the nonprofit to pay for three staff positions at $252,000 and remain in the county building on Grand Avenue for one more year.

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Great news from the Board of Supervisors Meeting

Great news from the Board of Supervisors Meeting

OC Human Relations is very pleased to announce that at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting (June 13, 2017) Supervisors Spitzer, Bartlett, Nelson and Do voted IN FAVOR of funding our nonprofit to fulfill the Commission contract for one year!  This means that the non-profit will not need to immediately leave its offices on Grand Ave in Santa Ana and that

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Congratulations to the 2017 HRAP Grads!

Congratulations to the 2017 HRAP Grads!

On June 7, 2017, the seventeen members of OC Human Relations HRAP (Human Relations Ambassadors Program) graduated in a special ceremony hosted by the Orange County’s Credit Union and supported by Community Partner, Greg McQuater.

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Update to “The Time Has Come”

Update to "The Time Has Come"

On June 6, over 200 people attended the Board of Supervisors meeting to support our Non-Profit and our Commission. Unfortunately, the measure was defeated by a vote of 2 to 2. However, it will be again voted upon at the Supervisors’ meeting of June 13. Again, we would very much appreciate your attending to show support.

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Supervisors vote down funding for Orange County Human Relations Council; new vote to come next week

Supervisors vote down funding for Orange County Human Relations Council; new vote to come next week

The Board of Supervisors deadlocked Tuesday, June 6, essentially voting down $252,000 in annual funding for the Orange County Human Relations Council, which could lead to the elimination of three staff positions and require the nonprofit to leave the county building where it has been housed for 25 years.

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Summary of Commission Activities, May 2017

Summary of Commission Activities, May 2017

A summary of OC Human Relations Commission activities during May 2017

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Orange County hate crimes on the rise, spiking since November, new report shows

Orange County hate crimes on the rise, spiking since November, new report shows

A report on hate crimes and incidents in Orange County states that hate crimes rose from 44 in 2015 to 50 in 2016, while hate incidents increased from 43 in 2015 to 72 in 2016.

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