The Jacksonville Human Rights Commission (JHRC) was organized in June 1968 under Title IV, Chapter 60 of the Jacksonville Municipal Code as the successor organization to the Jacksonville Community Relations Commission and the Jacksonville Equal Opportunity Commission.

Since its inception in 1967, the JHRC has worked diligently to ensure that all members of the Jacksonville community enjoy a community free of discriminatory practices.  The purpose is to:

  • Promote and encourage fair treatment and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, and marital or familial status;

  • Promote mutual understanding and respect among members of all economic, social, racial, religious and ethnic groups;

  • Eliminate discrimination against and antagonism between racial, religious and ethnic groups.