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United States Department of Education

Advocacy - Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

Chicago Regional Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education

500 W Madison St, Ste 1475, Citigroup Center, Chicago, IL, 60661-4554

Distance: 1038 Miles

(312) 730-1560


Service Details


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

Additional Information

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


  • Specialization
    • Disabilities 
    • Family 
    • Older adults 

Application Instructions

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
The national office sets policy, advises law makers, and publishes information.

Area Served

Midwest Regional area including all of MN


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (312) 730-1560
FAX (312) 730-1576
TTY (800) 877-8339

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