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Civil Rights

Investigative Findings

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.

OCR posts online its written findings for civil rights investigations of those who receive financial assistance from OJP, the COPS Office and OVW.

OCR has organized the posted findings into two categories: (1) Letters of Finding that address the resolution of administrative complaints and (2) Compliance Review Reports that address whether a recipient, based on an OCR-initiated investigation, is complying with applicable, federal civil rights laws.

Citing Investigative Findings

In referring to the posted online findings, OCR recommends the following forms for citation:

For Letters of Finding

    [Recipient], No. NN-OCR-NNNN, Office for Civ. Rts. Ltr. of Finding (U.S. Dep't of Justice [date]), [Internet address].

For Compliance Review Reports

    [Recipient], No. NN-OCR-NNNN, Office for Civ. Rts. Compl. Rev. Rep. (U.S. Dep't of Justice [date]), [Internet address].

OCR Investigative Findings

Voluntary Agreements

Letters of Finding

Compliance Review Reports

Resolution Agreements

Date Created: December 27, 2019