Jacksonville Human Rights Commission

Jacksonville Human Rights Commission Logo with colorful person iconsSince 1967, the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission (JHRC or Commission) has worked to ensure that all Jacksonville residents enjoy a community free of discriminatory practices.  The JHRC investigates complaints of alleged discriminatory or unfair practices in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations based on a person’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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.

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Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The City of Jacksonville prohibits discrimination in the operation of any federally assisted program on the basis of race, color, or national origin.  In addition, the City of Jacksonville makes every effort to assist those with limited English proficiency.  For more information on filing a complaint, please contact the Commission:

Title VI Policy and Complaint Procedure

Contact Information

117 W. Duval Street, Suite 350
Jacksonville, FL 32202
PHONE:  904-255-5397
FAX:        904-255-5385
TTY:        904-630-4125

Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Monday thru Friday (except legal holidays)  

Commission Meetings

Notice is hereby given that the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission will meet as follows:

Second Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise noted.
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mayor's Conference Room
Fourth Floor – St. James Building
117 W. Duval St.
 Jacksonville, FL, 32202 
Any changes in the noticed meetings will be posted in compliance with Florida's Government-in-the-Sunshine Law.

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please allow 2-3 business days to process; last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fulfill. Please contact Disabled Services at VM 904-255-5475, or email your request to KaraT@coj.net 

Announcements & Special Events

70 Years Universal Declaration of Human Rights Day

The Jacksonville Human Rights Commission joins human rights organizations around
the world in celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10th – the day on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a groundbreaking document which outlined the 30 fundamental rights that people are entitled to across the world.

Additional information may be found at: https://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/