The Hate crimes project has been running at Southwark Mediation Centre since 2000. It began as a 2 year pilot project but owing to its huge success it has been running ever since.
The project has been very successful in tackling racial harassment and homophobia in the community. It works with both the victim and perpetrator. Residents have reported experiencing spitting, egg throwing, name calling, violence etc. sometimes for many years.
Those who experience this want to live in the community free of fear and use mediation to express their needs. Court action does not always give the desired outcome.
The project accepts self-referrals and referrals from other agencies including the Hate Crime Unit, the Police, Housing and SASBU.
For more information about the Hate Crimes Project or to make a referral please contact:
Tel: 020 7708 4959 Fax: 020 7708 5568