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H.R. 223 (116th): Hate Crime Victim Assistance Act of 2019

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jan 3, 2019.

Hate Crime Victim Assistance Act of 2019

This bill establishes new grant programs to support state and local efforts to combat hate crimes and assist hate crime victims.

Specifically, the Department of Justice (DOJ) must award grants for the following: (1) hate crime information and assistance websites and hate crime hotlines; and (2) education and training programs to solve and prevent hate crimes.

Additionally, DOJ must establish, in the Office of Victims of Crime, a grant program to support programs and activities for victims of hate crimes.