Office of Immigrant Assistance
On March 9, 2001, the Office of the Attorney General announced the creation of the Office of Immigrant Assistance. The Office, which operates out of the Civil Rights Enforcement Section, is an outreach and education project whose goals are to reach and educate immigrant communities about state laws, and to break down barriers that make immigrants reluctant to report both criminal and civil law violations to law enforcement agencies including the California Department of Justice. To date, the Office of Immigrant Assistance has published the brochure "Immigration Services: Protecting Your Consumer Rights" in English, Spanish, Armenian, Hmong, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean, as well as the brochure "Preventing Hate Crime: What We Can Do!" in English, Spanish, Armenian, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, Punjabi and Hindi.