Hate Crime Resource Pack
Gypsy and Traveller Hate Crime Resource Pack
Through funding from Police Crime Commissioners Victims of Hate Crime fund Leeds GATE have been able to develop a Hate Crime resource pack created to increase the confidence of statutory and voluntary services and Gypsy and Traveller communities to tackle hate crime.
We know that reporting of this hate crime remains low and believe that key to increasing this is taking steps to improve trust between communities and services. Whilst we recognise there is much to be done to achieve this outcome, we feel a key step in this process is about increasing knowledge and combatting myths fuelled by media misrperesentations that remain prevalent around our communities. The information which people receive about these communities can often be inaccurate and sometimes fuel negative racial stereotypes.
The production of this easily understandable, well researched informative pack accurately reflects the reality of Gypsy Traveller lives in the 21st century and is a key tool for services in engaging with these communities successfully.