CIVIL RIGHTS DIRECTORY

FEDERAL AGENCIES

COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS, U.S. (USCCR)
Public Affairs Unit
624 9th Street, NW, Suite 730
Washington, DC 20425

Mary Frances Berry, Chairperson
Les R. Jin, Staff Director
Terri Dickerson, Assistant Staff Director for Civil Rights Evaluation
Tel: (202) 376-8312
Fax: (202) 376-8315
TDD: (202) 376-8116
Toll Free: 1 (800) 552-6843
Internet: e-mail: referrals@usccr.gov
Homepage: http://www.usccr.gov

 

The Commission is an independent, bipartisan agency first established by Congress in 1957 and reestablished in 1983. It is directed to: Investigate complaints alleging that citizens are being deprived of their right to vote by reason of their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or by reason of fraudulent practices; study and collect information relating to discrimination or a denial of equal protection of the laws under the Constitution because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or in the administration of justice; appraise Federal laws and policies with respect to discrimination or denial of equal protection of the laws because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin or in the administration of justice; serve as a national clearinghouse for information in respect to discrimination or denial of equal protection of the laws because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin; submit reports, findings, and recommendations to the President and Congress; and issue public service announcements to discourage discrimination or denial of equal protection of the laws.

 

Geographic area(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Newsletter, quarterly magazine, reports, and other informational material

 

Regional office(s):


U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Central Regional Office

400 State Avenue, Suite 908
Kansas City, KS 66101

Melvin L. Jenkins, Director
Tel: (913) 551-1400
Fax: (913) 551-1413
TDD: (913) 551-1414

Geographic area(s) served: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma

 

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Eastern Regional Office

624 9th Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20425

Ki-Taek Chun, Director
Tel: (202) 376-7533
Fax: (202) 376-7548
TDD: (202) 376-8116

Geographic area(s) served: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia


U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Mid-Western Regional Office

55 W. Monroe Street, Suite 410
Chicago, IL 60603

Constance D. Davis, Director
Tel: (312) 353-8311
Fax: (312) 353-8324
TDD: (312) 353-8362

Geographic area(s) served: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin

 

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Rocky Mountain Regional Office

1700 Broadway, Suite 710
Denver, CO 80290

John Dulles, Director
Tel: (303) 866-1040
Fax: (303) 866-1050
TDD: (303) 886-1049

Geographic area(s) served: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming


U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Southern Regional Office

Suite 1840 T
61 Forsyth Street, S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303


Bobby D. Doctor, Director
Tel: (404) 562-7000
Fax: (404) 562-7005
TDD: (404) 562-7004

Geographic area(s) served: Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Western Regional Office

Suite 2010
300 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, California 90012


Philip Montez, Director
Tel: (213) 894-3437

Fax: (213) 894-0508
TDD: (213) 894-3435

Geographic area(s) served: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Washington