Our History

Our History

Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes (OPHC) Executive Director Deborah Lauter at City Hall

On August 26, 2019, Mayor Bill de Blasio launched the Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes (OPHC) and announced Deborah Lauter as its first Executive Director.

The Office grew out of New York City Council legislation signed into law by Mayor de Blasio, Local Law 46 and Local Law 47 establishing OPHC and its responsibilities.

Read Local Law 46

Read Local Law 47