Camden City N.J. – Acting Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office is showing support and highlighting resources for the Asian community following the recent increase in attacks against Asian Americans in some areas of the country.
The State of New Jersey has the third-highest population of Asian Americans behind only Hawaii and California, according to a 2019 report by Jersey Promise, an organization that serves the Asian American community by building understanding of the state’s diverse communities and identifying top policy priorities. The report also cites a 95% increase of Asian Americans in New Jersey from 2000 to 2017, making it the fastest growing racial group in the state.
“Asian Americans are an integral part of our community. The CCPO will not tolerate any form of bias crime and stands in solidarity with our Asian community during this unsettling time,” said Mayer.
If you believe you’re a victim of a bias crime or you witness an incident taking place, please contact our Major Crimes Unit at 856-225-8681. You can also call 1-800-277-BIAS (2427).
Listed below are some local and federal resources or support groups available for anyone who might need it:
- Asian American Association for Human Services (NJ)
- South Asian Mental Health Awareness in Jersey (SAMHAJ)
- Jersey Promise
- Anxiety and Depression Association of American (ADAA) – Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders
- Manavi (Ending violence against South Asian women)
- Hotline 732-435-1414
- New Jersey Asian American Law Enforcement Officers Association
- South Asian Americans Leading Together NJ (SAALT)
- Asian Indian Chamber of Commerce (NJ)
Please remember, if you are in need of immediate assistance, call 911.