The practice aims to ensure that victims of hate crime are treated sensitively and receive appropriate support before, during and after criminal proceedings.
OSCAD is a multi-agency body formed by the Italian national police and the carabinieri, housed within the Department of Public Security at the Ministry of the Interior that takes a holistic approach to tackling hate crime.
The practice sought to increase awareness among education professionals on incidents motivated by intolerance and to equip them with the tools to combat it.
In cases of violent crime, German police officers are now duty bound to investigate whether there is evidence of a bias motive having prompted the offence.
The True Vision website provides a library of resources on hate crime, whilst also offering a secure online reporting facility for registering incidents (including anonymously).