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US allocates USD 10 mln grant to tackle hate crime prevention programmes

WASHINGTON, May 20 (KUNA) -- The US on Friday earmarked a grant worth USD 10 million to address hate crimes, through incident reporting hotlines for victims and community-based awareness promotion campaigns, according to the Justice Department.
"Through these programs, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) will provide up to USD 5 million in grant funds to fund states to establish and run state-run reporting hotlines for victims of hate crimes," read a department statement.
"OJP's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) also released USD 5 million in grant solicitations under the Community-Based Approaches to Prevent and Address Hate Crimes Program, which supports community-based organizations and civil rights groups with implementing comprehensive approaches to promote community awareness and preparedness, increase victim reporting, strengthen community resiliency, and improve responses to hate crimes." (end) rsr.sd