Hate Crime Advocacy
An initiative funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria • Have you been affected by hate crime? • Do you need help to speak up for yourself? • Would you like support to find out about your rights and to make decisions and choices? • Do you want help to get services or support? • Do you want to know how you can report a hate crime? What is hate crime? A hate crime is a crime that you think was motivated by prejudice or hate because of what you look like or how you live your life. This can include your (or someone else’s): • Race • Religion • Disability (including mental health and learning disability) • Trans/gender identity • Sexual orientation Hate crimes can include: • Verbal abuse • Harassment • Physical attacks such as hitting, punching, pushing or spitting • Threats of violence • Hoax calls, abusive phone or text messages, or hate mail • Online abuse, for example on Facebook or Twitter • Displaying or circulating discriminatory literature or posters • Damage to things such as your home, pet or vehicle • Graffiti • Arson (setting fires) Referrals To make an enquiry about Hate Crime Advocacy for yourself, or make a referral on behalf of someone else, please phone us on 0191 235 7013, email us - firstname.lastname@example.org , visit or web site www.advocacycentrenorth.org.uk or download the form below.