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Racist and religious crime – CPS prosecution policy

Useful information and contacts for people experiencing racist and religious crime


Generic organisations

Newham Monitoring Project (NMP)

NMP has been operating since 1980. It offers a 24 hour emergency service for victims of racial harassment in East London.

Newham Monitoring Project
The Harold Road Centre
170 Harold Road
Forest Gate
London E13 0SE

Tel. 0208 470 8333
Fax. 0208 470 8353

www.nmp.org.uk

Equality and Human Rights Commission

On the 1st October 2007 the three equality commissions merged into the new Equality and Human Rights Commission:

  • Commission for Racial Equality (CRE)
  • Disability Rights Commission (DRC)
  • Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC)

The websites of these commissions have also been incorporated into the new Equality and Human Rights Commission website: www.equalityhumanrights.com.

Equality and Human Rights Commission Head Office - England

3 More London
Riverside
Tooley Street
London SE1 2RG

Main switch board 0845 604 6610
Text Line 0845 604 6620

Wales – Cardiff

Main Switch Board 0292 0663710
Main helpline and advice line 0845 604 8810
Text line and bi-lingual line 0845 604 8820

Scotland

Main Switch Board 0845 604 6610
Text Line 0845 604 5520

Federation of Black Housing Organisations (FBHO)

FBHO is the umbrella body for the black led housing sector. FBHO works to eliminate racism in housing. It provides information, advice, support, research and training services. It represents the interests of its membership to housing policymakers, the government and other controllers of housing resources.

2nd Floor
1 King Edwards Road
London E9 7SF

020 8533 7053

www.fbho.org.uk

IMKAAN

IMKAAN is a national policy training and research initiative, dedicated to providing support and advocacy to the specialist refuge sector, supporting Asian women and children experiencing violence.

IMKAAN does the following:

  • Provides training and capacity-building support to specialist BMER refuges;
  • Contributes towards mainstream policy and service planning forums and consultation processes;
  • Conducts community-based research;
  • Provides CPD training forums for legal advocates.

Tindal Manor, 4th floor
52-54 Featherstone Street
London EC1Y 8RT

020 7250 3933

www.imkaan.org.uk

Irish Traveller Movement in Britain

The Irish Traveller Movement (ITM) is a second tier policy and 'voice' organisation which aims to raise the social inclusion of Irish Travellers and challenge discrimination.

Irish Traveller Movement
The Resource Centre
356 Holloway Road
London N7 6PA

Tel: 020 7607 2002

Email: info@irishtraveller.org.uk
www.irishtraveller.org.uk

National Assembly Against Racism

A black community led forum of organisations campaigning on issues around asylum and immigration policy, racial violence, deaths in custody, against institutional racism, opposition to Islamophobia. and working towards multi-culturism.

28 Commercial Street
London E1 6LS

020 7247 9907

www.naar.org.uk
info@naar.org.uk

The Monitoring Group

Provides legal, moral and practical support to people experiencing racial harassment.

28 Museum Street
London WC1A 1LH

020 7636 6000
Freephone emergency number: 0800 374 618

Min Quan

Min Quan is a branch of The Monitoring Group that provides support, education and resources to the UK Chinese community. In particular Min Quan has been set up to:

  • Provide legal, moral and practical support to Chinese people suffering racial harassment, domestic violence and policing problems;
  • Monitor the responses of institutions and authorities with regard to these issues;
  • Provide information and training on these issues;
  • Support and liaise closely with other organisations to bring these issues to the public attention;
  • Increase Chinese community confidence in public services and the labour market and improve community cohesion.

Head office

Min Quan
28 Museum Street
London WC1A 1LH

T 020 7636 6000
F 020 7631 1193

Min Quan Manchester

1St Floor
61 Mosley Street
Manchester M2 3HZ

T 0161 247 7982
F 0161 228 3096

The Monitoring Group

Min Quan Southampton
135 St. Mary Street
Southampton SO14 1NX

T 023 8071 0138
F 023 8033 0760

Southall Black Sisters

Provides information, advice, advocacy, practical help, counselling and support for women and children experiencing domestic and sexual violence (including forced marriage and honour crimes). The provision of holistic services is aimed at helping victims escape violence, abuse and deal with a range of inter related problems. Advice, emotional support and help for Asian and black women.

52 Norwood Road
Southall
Middlesex UB2 4DW

020 8571 9595

www.southallblacksisters.org.uk
sbs@leonet.co.uk

Victim Support

Victim Support is the national charity for people affected by crime. Our volunteers provide free and confidential support to help people deal with their experience whether or not they report crime. Victim Support also runs the Witness Service and Support line. The Witness Service helps witnesses, victims and their families before, during and after a trial. Trained volunteers provide emotional support and practical information about court proceedings, a visit to the court, and a quiet place to wait before and during the hearing.

Support line can give practical help and emotional support in confidence and anonymously. 0845 30 900.

www.victimsupport.org.uk

Faith based organisations

Community Security Trust

Records and investigates incidents against members of the Jewish community. Provides referral to Jewish counselling services where appropriate, and with the victim's permission.

Incidents Dept. 0208 457 9964 and 0208 457 9999, or online via www.thecst.org.uk/incidents.

Forum Against Islamophobia and Racism (FAIR)

FAIR is an independent charity organisation established to raise awareness of Islamophobia and combat related prejudice and practices.

PO Box 784
Richmond
Surrey TW9 2WH

To report an incident of Islamophobic discrimination contact Fair on: 0208 940 0100

www.fairuk.org
fair@fairuk.org

Jewish Women's Aid

Help Line offering help and support and referral services for Jewish women who have experienced domestic violence.

Helpline: 0800 591 203
Head office: 020 8445 8060

www.jwa.org.uk
info@jwa.org.uk

Asylum seeker and refugee organisations

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI)

JCWI is an independent and national voluntary organisation campaigning for justice and combating racism in immigration, nationality and asylum law and policy. JCWI provides free advice and casework, training courses and publications.

115 Old Street
London EC1V 9RT

020 7251 8708

www.jcwi.org.uk

Refugee Action

Refugee Action is an independent national charity that enables refugees to build new lives in the UK. They provide practical advice and assistance for newly arrived asylum seekers and long-term commitment to their settlement through community development work.

Head Office
The Old Fire Station
150 Waterloo Road
London SE1 8SB

020 7654 7700

www.refugee-action.org.uk

Refugee Council

The Refugee Council works across the UK with asylum seekers and refugees.

240 – 250 Ferndale Road
Brixton
London SW9 8BB

020 7346 6700

www.refugeecouncil.org.uk

One stop service advice line offers advice and information to individuals and organisations on a range of issues operated by advisers with experience in asylum and immigration matters.

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