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In order to prevent and contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission has suspended in-person charge filing at all of our regional offices. We encourage all Ohioans who wish to file a charge to file online or call their regional office.
We appreciate your patience during this difficult time. Please direct any questions to email@example.com.
Please Welcome Julia "Rita" McNeil Danish as Ohio Civil Rights Commissioner
On March 19, Governor Mike DeWine announced the appoinment of Julia "Rita" McNeil Danish to the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. As Commissioner, Danish will rule on the case determinations investigated in the Commission's statewide regional offices. Commissioner Danish's professional and personal achievements demonstrate a commitment to public service and the rule of law. She has broad experience in the public sector, including as Section Chief for the Civil Rights Section of the Ohio Attorney General and as a Judge and Magistrate for the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. The OCRC Commissioners and staff are excited to add her leadership and experience to our agency. For more information on Commissioner Danish, click here.
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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. - Angela Phelps-White, Executive Director
2021 MLK Contest Winners Announced
The Ohio Civil Rights Commission announces the winners of the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art, Essay, and Multimedia Contest awards! For more details, click here.
January 12, 2021 - A Statement from the Executive Director
On January 18, 2021, the nation celebrated the work of the renowned civil rights activist, Martin Luther King, Jr. Born on January 15, 1929, Dr. King, a Baptist minister, became a pivotal influence in the Civil Rights Movement in the mid-1950s and 1960s. Dr. King awakened the Nation’s conscience about social injustice and inequality.
To read more, click here.
October 8, 2020 - Hall of Fame Commemorative Video
The 2020 Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame induction ceremony had to be canceled due to the ongoing health crisis, but OCRC and sponsors partnered with the Ohio Channel and Governor Mike DeWine to create a video recognizing the long history and future of the Hall of Fame. Click here to view and share the video.
A Statement from the Civil Rights Commission
As the chief enforcers of Ohio's laws against discrimination, we bear the burden, all together, of ending racism in the places where we work, in the places where we live, in all places of public accommodation, in credit lending, and most importantly in our hearts. Each day, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission receives and investigates hundreds of allegations of racism. We see first-hand the pain and hardship that racism can render -- the lost wages, homes, and dignity that result. To read more, click here.
The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is an equal opportunity employer; we celebrate and embrace diversity and are committed to maintaining an inclusive community.