Jacksonville Human Rights Commission

Since 1967, the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission (JHRC or Commission) has worked to ensure that all Jacksonville residents enjoy a community free of discriminatory practices.  As an enforcement agency, the JHRC investigates complaints of alleged discriminatory or unfair practices in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations because of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status or familial status.  The JHRC also promotes mutual understanding and respect among members of all economic, social, racial, religious and ethnic groups; and works to eliminate discrimination against and antagonism between religious, racial and ethnic groups.

The JHRC conducts studies on trending human relations issues and provides training opportunities on anti-discrimination laws, and the impact of cultural sensitivity on health matters and law enforcement practices. Additionally, the JHRC sponsors and facilitates community conversations on a variety of issues that serve to foster a deeper understanding of other racial, ethnic, religious and cultural norms.

Contact Information

117 W. Duval Street, Suite 350
Jacksonville, FL 32202
PHONE  904-630-4911
FAX  904-630-4918
TTY  904-630-4125

Upcoming Events

  • JHRC's Brown Bag Lunch & Learn:  BAN THE BOX

    A panel discussion with Kevin Hyde (Partner and Employment Laywer with Foley & Lardner, LLP); Linda J. Joseph (Chief Operating Officer for Operation New Hope) and Darnell Smith (Florida Blue's Marketing President for the North Florida Region) will focus on how criminal background screenings impact a person's ability to gain productive employment.  Hear from organizations who have changed their screening process and who work with former offenders seeking gainful employment opportunities.
WHEN: Thursday, November 9, 2017; 12 Noon - 1:30 p.m. (Check-in @ 11:30 a.m.)
WHERE: Florida Coastal School of Law, 8787 Baypine Road, Room 405, Jacksonville, FL 32256
REGISTER:  JHRCRSVP@coj.net

Download the Brown Bag Lunch: Ban the Box flyer here.

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