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Skin color

A Photo Finish(ed)

Date Published
2004
Publication Type
Report (Technical)
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored

Civil Rights

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.

Contacts

Director: Michael Alston
OCR Main Line: 202-307-0690
Fax: 202-354-4380
TDD/TTY: 202-307-2027
OCR E-mail: [email protected]

Resources

Other federal civil rights agencies:

Global Skin Color Prediction From DNA

NCJ Number
252434
Author(s)
Susan Walsh, Lakshmi Chaitanya, Krystal Breslin, Charanya Muralidharan, Agnieszka Bronikowska, Ewelina Pospiech, Julia Kolier, Leda Kovatsi, Andreas Wollstein, Wojeiech Branicki, Fan Liu, Manfred Kayser
Journal
HUMAN GENETICS
Date Published
July 2017

Just Science: 2019 NIJ R&D: Just Skin Deep

Date Published
May 2019
Publication Type
Report (Technical Assistance), Report (Grant Sponsored), Program/Project Description, Interview, Instructional Material (Programmed)
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored