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That incident and others like it inspired Jews for Racial and Economic Justice and eight other nonprofits to create NYC Against Hate, a coalition pushing for community-based alternatives to policing when hate violence occurs.

A month after the 12-year-olds were arrested, NYC Against Hate announced that the city had committed to funding the Hate Violence Prevention Initiative in the 2020 budget.

But there were early tensions indicating not everyone in the City Council was on board with the strategy pitched by NYC Against Hate.

The city has invested in fighting hate violence through other channels.

A spokesperson for the Office, which also managed contracts for HVPI, said they would continue to work with the 9 organizations in NYC Against Hate.

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