United States Department of Education
Advocacy - Office of Civil Rights (OCR)
400 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC, 20202-0001
Distance: 27 Miles
Program that works on behalf of individuals and/or groups to make sure that they receive the benefits and services for which they are eligible
Sets and enforces policies against discrimination within the US educational system. Rights include freedom from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and age.
Disability discrimination includes not allowing reasonable accommodations, or not educating in the least restrictive setting.
Provides information and resources on the following:
* Policy guides for different types of discrimination
* Harassment prevention resources
* How to file a complaint
* Materials in other languages
Client Information and Specialization
- Older adults
- People with disabilities
Prefers communication via email or fax.
Regional offices take and investigate complaints about discrimination and provide help to prevent or fix problems (technical assistance).
* The regional office for Minnesota is in Chicago
* Complaints can also be filed online at: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html
The national office sets policy, advises law makers, and publishes information.
|Main - Special Education and Rehabilitative Servic||(202) 245-7459|
|Toll Free||(800) 872-5327|
|Toll Free - National Office of Civil Rights||(800) 421-3481|
|TTY - National Civil Rights Office||(800) 877-8339|
- Chicago Regional Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education 500 W Madison St, Ste 1475, Citigroup Center, Chicago, IL, 60661-4554
Other Services or resources
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FT-1800.1800Education Discrimination Assistance Definition
Programs that provide assistance for people who believe they have been denied equal access to student loans or scholarships, or to educational programs at preschool, elementary, secondary, vocational, postsecondary, postgraduate or professional school levels based on their age, gender, race or ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.
TD-6600.2200Federal Officials Offices Definition
The offices of individuals who have been appointed or elected to a federal public office for a specified tenure and who are thereby in a position to exercise that portion of the sovereign functions of government that are conferred on that office.
TP-4000.3250-050ADA Implementation Assistance Definition
Programs that provide assistance for organizations that are in the process of implementing the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and have questions regarding its requirements.