In response to the Biden administration’s new national strategy to counter antisemitism, the U.S. state with the highest Jewish population outside of Israel presented a wave of plans utilizing multiple entities, including the creation of an Anti-Hate in Education Center, hate-crime seminars for law enforcement and an Office of Mental Health campaign.
The announcement came in the midst of the High Holiday season.
Others involved in the state’s plan include the Division of Human Rights, which aims to improve collecting information on incidents of hate and bias; and the Office of Victim Services to expand help for victims of antisemitic 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,” Hochul said. “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.”