Human Relations Mutual Assistance Consortium (HRMAC)
Partnering with Cities to Promote Positive Intergroup Relations
The Human Relations Mutual Assistance Consortium (HRMAC) was created in December, 1994 in response to a motion passed by the Board of Supervisors to establish a human relations infrastructure addressing the challenges posed by this County's tremendous cultural diversity.
Comprised of human relations organizations, city representatives and
community members from throughout the County, HRMAC works successfully
to develop a support system
between county government and cities within Los Angeles are established
through the signing of a Mutual Assistance Agreement
which defines the terms by which
Local support and assistance to manage tensions between different cultural, ethnic, racial and religious groups
Resources and referrals to effectively manage tensions and maintain positive intergroup relations
Human relations trainings for city staff and community activists on a quarterly basis
Clearinghouse for information sharing about managing intergroup conflicts, hate crime, victim assistance and other human relations needs
Technical assistance in the development of proactive citywide intergroup relations plans
Information on human relations funding sources
HRMAC Regional Clusters
The Commission formed the HRMAC Regional Cluster Program to strengthen the ability of members to address their own human relations needs by maximizing their resources through combined efforts with nearby cities to address mutual human relations issues.
How Clusters Work
HRMAC city and community representatives within a common region meet regularly to share promising practices, resources and collaborative approaches to address human relations concerns in their cluster area.