New York City Mayor Eric Adams has announced the appointment of Hassan Naveed as the executive director of the New York City Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes (OPHC). As executive director, Naveed will oversee the office’s interagency efforts to combat hate crimes using community-based programs and provide support to victims of such crimes.
“Diversity is our city’s secret weapon, and we will never tolerate any form of hate because hate has no place here,” said Mayor Adams. “Combatting the scourge of hate, whether against our AAPI+ community, our Jewish brothers and sisters, our LGBTQ+ population, or any other community that calls this city home, requires a holistic, evidence-based approach. Hassan Naveed is a dedicated, compassionate leader who has a strong track record of bringing communities together, and I am proud to appoint him to lead this crucial office.”
“Hate crimes go against who we are as New Yorkers, and they will not be tolerated in our city,” said Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Philip Banks III. “Hassan Naveed is a leader in hate crime prevention with a proven track record of bringing communities together. I look forward to working with him to make sure no one feels unsafe because of who they are, and to make our communities even more tolerant and inclusive.”
“New York City’s diversity is one of its greatest strengths and this administration is committed to ensuring that everyone who lives here is respected and supported,” said Deanna Logan, director, Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice.
“I am honored to receive this appointment, and grateful to Mayor Eric Adams for this opportunity,” said Hassan Naveed, executive director, Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes. “I look forward to continuing the city’s efforts to fight bigotry, hate, and discrimination, and work alongside city agencies, law enforcement, and community organizations to build a more inclusive and welcoming New York City for all.”