Governor Lamont Announces Launch of Connecticut’s New Hate Crimes Advisory Council Website

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01/28/2022

Governor Lamont Announces Launch of Connecticut’s New Hate Crimes Advisory Council Website

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced the launch of a website for the newly formed Connecticut Hate Crimes Advisory Council. Located at portal.ct.gov/hatecrimesthe website provides state residents with information about the group, which was created as a result of legislation Governor Lamont signed into law last year.

“This newly formed council is made up of a diverse group of members who have volunteered their time to provide the state with their insights so that we can establish policies that combat hate crimes and ensure that appropriate action is taken when that we continue to face these unfortunate and illegal. events,” Governor Lamont said. “No one should live in fear of being the victim of a crime because of who they are, and I will use their recommendations to find ways to improve our hate crime policies and laws.”

The council is responsible for encouraging and coordinating programs that increase community awareness and reporting of and combat hate crimes. It can also make recommendations for legislation, including on the reporting, investigation and prosecution of hate crimes, restitution for victims of hate crimes, community service designed to repair the damage caused by hate crimes and additional alternative sentencing programs for first and juvenile offenders involved in hate crimes.

The council is made up of 33 members, 9 of whom are ex-officio and the others are appointed by the governor. It is housed within the State Attorney General’s Office.

Its next meeting, which will be held remotely, is scheduled for Friday, February 18, 2022 at 2:15 p.m. More information about its meetings, including links to watch the remote meetings live online, can be found on the council website.

To report a hate crime, contact local police or 1-800-CALL-FBI, or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov. Tips can be submitted anonymously.

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