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The Ohio Civil Rights Commission welcomes Madhu Singh to our Board of Commissioners.  Commissioner Singh was appointed by Governor John Kasich on June 12, 2015 to a term expiring July 28, 2019.  Welcome to the OCRC family!


Click here to read the Opponent Testimony of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission to House Bill 149 - House Financial Institutions, Housing & Urban Development Committee - May 20, 2015

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On behalf of our Commissioners and staff, I welcome you to the Ohio Civil Rights Commission's website. Our informational video will help you understand the services offered by the OCRC.

I invite you to contact us if we can be of assistance to you. 

G. Michael Payton, Executive Director 



2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art, Writing, and Multimedia Contest entries are now being accepted.
This year's theme is "Beloved Community."

For more info on the annual MLK Contest, including links to the 2016 official entry form, click here.



Darlene Newbern, Toledo Regional Office Director, receives the Fred L. Shuttlesworth award at the State of the State

This award is given to an individual who best epitomized Reverend Shuttlesworth's commitment to social justice, civil rights and broadening opportunities for all Americans.  The award and recognition are intended to express appreciation, to encourage continued efforts and to identify the recipient as an example for the many others who share the same goal.  Ms. Newbern was presented the award at the 19th annual State-of-the-State Conference on March 19, 2015.  She is pictured above with Chairman Hubert and Commissioners Barreras, Patmon and Roberts who honored her at the April 2nd Commission Meeting



Former Commissioner for the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and former Ohio Senator Tom Roberts was recently appointed to the Ohio Task Force on Community - Police Relations by Governor John Kasich

This Task Force was created to explore the cause of fractured relationships between communities and law enforcement, to examine strategies to strengthen trust between them in order to resolve the underlying causes of friction, and to provide Governor Kasich with a report with recommendations about best practices available to communities.  To learn more about the Task Force or to view their recent meeting at Cleveland State University, please visit their website at www.ocjs.ohio.gov/otfcpr



The Commission's Analysis of Senate Bill No. 349 - Letter to Senator Seitz 
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