Connecticut Hate Crimes Advisory Council

Connecticut Hate Crimes Advisory Council

State of Connecticut Resources

2022 Annual Report of the Connecticut Hate Crimes Advisory Council 9.30.22

Connecticut Hate Crimes Laws September 2021

Connecticut Hate Crimes - Penalties 

Hate Crimes Advisory Council Presentation 9.17.21 v 2.0

Crime Victims Rights Constitution of the State of Connecticut

Hate Crime Statistics 2019
Draft Hate Crime Statistics 2020
Bias Added Convictions CY18-21

Directory of Connecticut based anti-bullying Programs 10-25-2012

 

Bibliography/Recommended Reading List: A recommended reading list containing both materials cited and relied upon by the HCAC's Report as well as further reading materials that give context and additional information on the nation-wide landscape of hate crimes from academic, policy-based, and law enforcement perspectives. 

 

Mens Rea Standards: An overview of the mens rea standards required by statute in other states that includes both lower and higher standards to provide context on where Connecticut's hate crimes laws stand. 

 

State and Local Police Department Hate Crimes Policies: A list of the various hate and bias motivated crime policies implemented and followed by state and local police departments from every corner of the country. 

 

Connecticut Hate Crimes Advisory Council
The Council
Co-Chaired by Judge Douglas S. Lavine and Attorney Amy Lin Meyerson, the council is housed within the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney
The Council
Connecticut Hate Crimes Advisory Council
Meetings
View a calendar of upcoming council meetings and agendas and minutes for past council meetings.
meetings
Connecticut Hate Crimes Advisory Council
Subcommittees
View the subcommittees of the Hate Crimes Advisory Council
Subcommittees
Resources and Reading List 2021

How a Small Town Silenced a Neo-Nazi Hate Campaign
Submitted by Richard Wilson

Hate Crime and Punishment: Why Typical Punishment Does Not Fit the Crime,  2014 U. Ill. L. Rev. 921
Submitted by Lavine

OLR Report 2021-R-0104 – Connecticut Hate Crime Laws  (update to OLR Report 2017-R-0196).

The 2021 updated report is also available online here.
Submitted by Michelle L. Kirby, Esquire

U.S. Department of Justice 2020 Hate Crime Statistics for CT

Includes the following:

  • 2020 fast facts on CT Hate Crime Incidents
  • 2021 News on Hate Crimes in CT
  • FBI Field Offices
  • US Attorney’s Offices
  • CRS Regional Offices

CLAD: GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders

Answers the following FAQs:

  1. Does CT have a hate crimes law?
  2. How does the law define what is a hate crime?
  3. How do I know if an attack was a hate crime?
  4. Besides the police, who can I call if I think I’ve been a victim of a hate crime?
  5. What other options do I have if I think I have been a victim of a hate crime?
  6. In what ways might the federal hate crimes law help to investigate and prosecute hate crimes?

CT: Overview of Legal Issues for Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals and Transgender People

Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 939 - Off enses Against the Person

  • Links to specific offenses
  • Defines terminology used within statutes (blue box)

Connecticut ADL

Includes a “Report” button on the very main page, described as “Report an anti-Semitic incident or hate crime”

 

Resources and Reading List 2021

U.S. Department of Justice 2020 Hate Crime Statistics for CT

Includes the following:

  • 2020 fast facts on CT Hate Crime Incidents
  • 2021 News on Hate Crimes in CT
  • FBI Field Offices
  • US Attorney’s Offices
  • CRS Regional Offices

CLAD: GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders

Answers the following FAQs:

  1. Does CT have a hate crimes law?
  2. How does the law define what is a hate crime?
  3. How do I know if an attack was a hate crime?
  4. Besides the police, who can I call if I think I’ve been a victim of a hate crime?
  5. What other options do I have if I think I have been a victim of a hate crime?
  6. In what ways might the federal hate crimes law help to investigate and prosecute hate crimes?
Resources and Reading List 2021

CT: Overview of Legal Issues for Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals and Transgender People

Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 939 - Offenses Against the Person Links to specific offenses Defines terminology used within statutes (blue box)

Connecticut ADL Includes a “Report” button on the very main page, described as “Report an anti-Semitic incident or hate crime”