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.

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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 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:  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Mondays only (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.
Via Zoom.us (no physical location)

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

JHRC is bringing back study circles!

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Hmmm…what is a study circle? A study circle is a small group of people who meet multiple times to analyze and find solutions to a social, political, or community problem with the assistance of a trained facilitator, who keeps the discussion on track and helps the group move from “dialogue to action.”  

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Would you like to participate in study circles on the topic of racial inequalities in Jacksonville? Take the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission Community Relations survey today.
JHRC Lunch & Learn Virtual Event Flyer

Lunch & Learn (FREE Virtual Event)

First Amendment: Freedom of Speech and Anti-Discrimination laws

Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm

You’re invited to spend your lunch break with JHRC as we learn about balancing competing rights – how to protect rights to free speech and expression while also protecting the right of employees to work in an environment free from discrimination and retaliation.

Registration details to follow.