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Commission Applauds Santa Ana Unified School District

Commission Applauds Santa Ana Unified School District

The Orange County Human Relations Commission applauds the Santa Ana Unified School District Board of Education for the inclusion of restorative practices in their recently adopted 2014-15 Local Control Accountability Plan. OC Human Relations recognizes the importance of such practices and has made a strategic investment of time and resources into developing a Restorative Justice Program at Santa Ana Valley High School this past year.

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When Fourth of July Turned Ugly

When Fourth of July Turned Ugly

Fourth of July weekend in Huntington Beach was the setting for what started as a festive celebration and ended in a racist hate crime. This story is one of the hate crimes that OC Human Relations Commission documents in the annual Hate Crime Report that will be released August 21 at 10:00am at 1300 S. Grand Bldg. B, Santa Ana.

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Commission Condemns Anti-Semitic, Anti-Gay Attacks on Anaheim Councilmember

Commission Condemns Anti-Semitic, Anti-Gay Attacks on Anaheim Councilmember

Carol Turpen, Chair of the Orange County Human Relations Commission condemns the anti-Semitic and anti-Gay remarks of William Fitzgerald at the Public Comments section of the Anaheim City Council meeting on September 30, 2013. While the Commission affirms the first amendment right of Mr. Fitzgerald to make these odious comments, we also have a right to object to the message he chooses to share.

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O.C. report: Blacks, gays most often targets for hate crime

O.C. report: Blacks, gays most often targets for hate crime

Overall, 61 crimes were reported in 2012, a drop of about 21 percent when compared with the previous year. By SALVADOR HERNANDEZ / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Published: May 23, 2013 Updated: May 24, 2013 10:11 a.m. African Americans and gays were the most frequent targets of reported hate crimes in Orange County last year, according to a report released by the

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Report: Hate crimes against the LGBT community jump in Orange County

Report: Hate crimes against the LGBT community jump in Orange County

Ben Bergman | May 23rd, 2013, 6:37am Hate crimes targeting gays and lesbians have jumped in Orange County, according to a new report released Thursday. Read the full document here. For over two decades, the non-profit group, OC Human Relations, has released its annual study of hate crimes. According to the latest report, there were 13 hate crimes against gays

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O.C. hate crimes fall; attacks based on sexual orientation rise

O.C. hate crimes fall; attacks based on sexual orientation rise

The Orange County Human Relations Commission reported 61 hate crimes, a drop of 21% from the year before. But crimes involving sexual orientation nearly doubled. By Mike Anton, Los Angeles TimesMay 23, 2013, 12:05 a.m. The number of reported hate crimes in Orange County fell by 21% last year, even though such crimes based on sexual orientation almost doubled, according

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Orange County Hate Crimes Against LGBT Residents Increase

Orange County Hate Crimes Against LGBT Residents Increase

Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 12:52 pm | Updated: 9:05 pm, Fri May 24, 2013. By ADAM ELMAHREK | While the overall number of reported hate crimes in Orange County has dropped since last year, hate crimes committed against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents has been rising, according to the Orange County Human Relations Commission’s annual hate crime report

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