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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 pace@civ.ohio.gov.


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