The Anti-Defamation League, also known as ADL, is one of the world's leading organizations that fights anti-Semitism through educational programs and services. Founded in 1913, it stops the defamation of the Jewish people and secures justice. The league also defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights. The Anti-Defamation League has a network of more than 25 regional and satellite offices in the United States. It serves as a resource for government, media and law enforcement. The league additionally scrutinizes and exposes extremists and hate groups. The Anti-Defamation League provides the Partners Against Hate program. It also operates Braun Holocaust Institute and the Hidden Child Foundation/ADL.