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. 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.
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
117 W. Duval Street, Suite 350 Jacksonville, FL 32202
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.
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.
Mental Health Forum 2022
May 19, 2022, 9AM - 4PM
Main Public Library Downtown
303 N. Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
On site registration from 8-9 AM
Program will commence at 9:00 AM
Please join JHRC as we discuss the pandemic's impact on Mental Health (i.e., increase anxiety, stress depression and suicides due to isolation) and share community resources to help. Among the topics experts will discuss:
- Signs of anxiety and depression in children and adolescents.
- How trauma effects children and families.
- Preventing suicide among veterans and first responders.
- Mental health and substance use disorders.
Registration is required to attend! Please register online at tinyurl.com/MentalHealthForum2022Register, call 904.255.5383 or please scan the QR code in our flyer.
Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
Accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request.
Please contact Disabled Services at VM 904.255.5466, TTY.