Jacksonville Human Rights Commission

JHRC LogoSince 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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Need to file a discrimination complaint? Please select one of the categories below for more information:

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 Plan & Policy LEP Plan Title VI Policy and Complaint Procedures ADA Transition Plan

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:  Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please note that all visitors to JHRC's offices must got through security and check in at the visitor's desk on the first floor. 

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. Virtual & In-Person Meeting. For information on how to attend the meeting in-person or via Zoom, visit the City of Jacksonville events calendar. 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.  

Events:Lunch and Learn Flyer

Lunch & Learn: Diversity & the impact on talent retention, attraction, and economic development.

Thursday, October 20, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
A virtual event presented by the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission.

You are invited to spend your lunch break with JHRC as we learn how a workforce that has varied perspectives, languages, cultural insights, and experiences allows companies to foster innovation and creativity, connect with new markets and created an environment of inclusion that helps retain talent and attract new hires.

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-learn-talent-retention-and-attraction-tickets-403652775317

Guest Speakers:

  • Dr. Dawn Emerick
  • Aundra Wallace, JaxUSA
  • Jeanne Mille, Jacksonville Civic Council
  • Attorney Kevin Hyde, Foley & Lardner