The Office for Civil Rights at the Office of Justice Programs ensures that recipients of financial assistance from OJP, as well as the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and the Office on Violence Against Women, comply with federal laws that prohibit discrimination in employment and the delivery of services or benefits based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, and disability. See Civil Rights Requirements for more information.
Recipients of financial assistance from OVW are also prohibited from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. For more information, see Nondiscrimination Grant Condition in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.
Employees, beneficiaries and applicants for employment or services of any of the above who believe that they have experienced unlawful discrimination may file a complaint.
The Investigative Findings page captures information for a selection of OCR investigations.
Director: Michael Alston
OCR Main Line: 202-307-0690
OCR E-mail: [email protected]
Other federal civil rights agencies: