New York will take new comprehensive actions to fight antisemitism, Gov. Kathy Hochul's office announced Tuesday.
The governor announced the creation of the state Anti-Hate in Education Center and an annual meeting that she said aims to combat hate and create a safe and inclusive environment.
Among other responsibilities, the group would make recommendations about effective and equitable policies to combat hate crimes and discrimination and develop education and training for stakeholders in New York.
In addition, the Division of Human Rights plans to improve hate and bias incident data collection and launch the agency's first small grants program for community anti-bias work.
The Office of Victim Services will work to expand support for victims of antisemitism by simplifying the Victim Compensation Application, allowing them access to reimbursement.
New York State Police will also re-launch law enforcement-focused seminars focused on investigating hate crimes.
“No one should have to fear for their safety while going to their place of work, going to school, or just walking the streets. It has always been my top priority to keep the people of New York safe, and we will continue taking action to fight antisemitism and use every tool at our disposal to eliminate hate and bias from our communities," Hochul said in a statement.
The focus of the New York State Anti-Hate Center and its inaugural Annual Convening, scheduled for the summer of 2024, will be antisemitism.