LA-ROC: Los Angeles Resilient Open Communities

 

Who We Are


211 LA’s mission is to connect community members to the health and human services they need by using every available technology; a highly-trained, empathetic, and motivated staff; access to an up-to-date comprehensive database of community services and programs; and continuously updated and upgraded tools and processes. 

211 LA will coordinate a comprehensive multi-discipline framework consisting of specialized professionals to facilitate accessibility to supportive connections that can help prevent violent extremist acts and ideologies. LA-ROC is for community services providers, mental health practitioners, and individuals who are concerned about their extremist ideology or that of a friend or family member.  

What We Do


211 LA will enable various methods of connectivity for professionals and community members. Anyone wanting to find supportive services to prevent violent extremism may dial 2-1-1 or send an online request for information, email 211 LA staff, or text their message to a Community Resource Advisor (CRA). 

The LA-ROC Care Coordination Program leverages partnerships with community organizations and utilizes a robust and comprehensive referral database to link extremism-connected individuals and those in their personal networks to diversion programs and supportive services that open up a dialogue about the areas that impact one's life. 

We connect people immersed in extremism and the people who care for them with programs specializing in facilitating counter-conversation, services to help improve their overall quality of life, and we provide ongoing support to ensure service delivery.
 

Interested in Specialized Assistance? Submit our LA-ROC intake form.

LA-ROC Partners

Life After Hate

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Parents For Peace

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LA vs Hate

Our LA vs Hate program is a partnership with Los Angeles County’s Human Relations Commission and Department of Mental Health, 211 LA hosts a hotline for individuals who have been victims or witnesses to acts of bullying or incidents motivated by hate or discrimination to connect with services.

 

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who will I speak to?

The LA-ROC Program is operated by a Care Coordinator holding two nationally recognized AIRS (Alliance of Information and Referral Systems) certifications.

What do you do?

The Care Coordinator connects with individuals seeking support around the issue of extremism, conducts an assessment of need, offers referrals to community resources, provides ongoing referral support, and advocates when needed to ensure services are delivered.

Are family and friends able to be assisted?

Yes, friends and family of people who may be extremism connected are able to be assisted.

What is a hate group?

A hate group is a social group that advocates and practices hatred, hostility, or violence towards members of a race, ethnicity, nation, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other designated sector of society. According to the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a hate group's "primary purpose is to promote animosity, hostility, and malice against persons belonging to a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/national origin which differs from that of the members of the organization.

What is Extremism?

Extremism is "the quality or state of being extreme" or "the advocacy of extreme measures or views". The term is primarily, though not exclusively, used in a political or religious sense to refer to an ideology that is considered (by the speaker or by some implied shared social consensus) to be far outside the mainstream attitudes of society.

 

What is an Extremist Group?

An extremist group is a group of individuals who share values, ideals, and beliefs which depart from those that societies typically consider normal or acceptable. An extremist group is often associated with violent acts or intimidation practices to make a point, or express an idea, to those outside of the group; thus, many definitions may refer to these groups as 'violent extremist groups'. It is important to note that while extremist groups exist, not all extremists are members of a group.

What is Racially Motivated extremist ideology?

The belief their own race is superior to all others

What is Religious Motivated extremist ideology?

The belief or acts which target a victim because of the offender's hostility towards them or a group based on their faith, or lack of religion. 

What is Anti-Government extremist ideology?

Any fringe movement with an antipathy towards the government, or even the idea of government itself, a specific set of right-wing extremist movements and groups that share a conviction that part or all of the U.S. government has been taken over by a conspiracy and is therefore not legitimate. Collectively, these movements and groups are often referred to as the “Patriot” movement.

What is conspiracy theory?

Is an account of events as a result of actions from a small but powerful influential group. It is influenced by social media and entered the political mainstream, producing new forms of terrorism and political violence.

What are signs that a loved one is heading towards a path of hate (extremism?) or are harmful to communities?

Individuals who may be involved with extremist groups or exploring the prospect may begin alienating themselves from social connections, speak about their ideas as if from a script, begin wearing clothing emblazoned with controversial imagery, slogans, or symbols, and may openly exhibit hostility or animosity towards specific groups of people. 

 

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