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Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

OCR ensures that recipients of financial assistance from OJP, OVW, and COPS comply with Federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and delivery of services or benefits based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, and disability.
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Training Resources

The statutory and regulatory information contained on this page does not constitute legal advice and is for general informational purposes only. The OCR makes no guarantee that the statutory authority or regulatory code citied within is the most current version of said law/regulation. For more recent versions of the U.S. Code and the CFR, users should consult the official revised U.S.C. or the eCFR.

Recipients of federal financial assistance awarded directly from OJP, OVW or the COPS Office, or through another recipient, must comply with federal statutes and regulations that prohibit discrimination. Recipients may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or age.

OCR offers civil rights offers training to recipients of OJP, OVW and COPS Office funding to assist them in meeting their federal civil rights obligations. The online training, which consists of six segments and self-tests, provides an overview of applicable nondiscrimination laws and the general civil rights obligations that are tied to grants awarded by the Justice Department. OCR offers this online training program for those who are unable to attend in-person training.

The six training programs are:

  1. What is the Office for Civil Rights and What Laws Does It Enforce?
  2. What are the Standard Assurances and How Does the Office for Civil Rights Enforce Civil Rights Laws?
  3. What are the Civil Rights Obligations of State Administering Agencies?
  4. What Obligations Do Recipients of Justice Department Funding Have to Provide Services to Limited English Proficient Persons?
  5. What are the Civil Rights Laws that Affect Funded Faith-Based Organizations?
  6. What Civil Rights Protections Do American Indians Have in Programs Funded by the Justice Department? What are the Obligations of Funded Indian Tribes?

See Office for Civil Rights – Training for Grantees.

Date Created: June 2, 2023