About the CAHC
The Coalition Against Hate Crimes (CAHC) was started in Portland, Oregon as a statewide partnership between community groups and local, state, and federal governmental agencies. It held its first meeting in early October 1997. Its members are representatives from a wide variety of community civil rights groups and government organizations. The Coalition and its members support non-violent solutions to the problem of hate and hate crimes in Oregon.
The CAHC works on three primary levels.
- Connecting community groups with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to improve the reporting of hate crimes and to aid in the investigation of hate crimes.
- Providing resources to victims of hate crimes and hate incidents, including information on neighborhood mediation and proper legal channels to report hate crimes. The coalition helps to respond appropriately to hate incidents in local communities.
- Educating the community about the disruptive nature of hate crimes and the community strengthening value of diversity.
The CAHC also tracks hate crimes and hate incidents as well as hate group activity in the state of Oregon.
MISSION To use the moral authority of the Coalition and its members to give expression to the community conscience as spelled out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Coalition Against Hate Crime (CAHC) does not support or condone violence in any form, including against those who may perpetrate hate. We believe that education and peaceful protest are powerful forces for change in a democratic society, and we defend the rights of individuals and organizations to practice nonviolent resistance. We also believe working with formal institutions of justice allows us to peacefully influence those institutions while strengthening the communities they are charged with protecting.
Administrator: Randy Blazak, Chair. firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: Oregon’s Coalition Against Hate Crime