Department of Justice Title VI

Title VI, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq., was enacted as part of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.


As President John F. Kennedy said in 1963:    


"Simple justice requires that public funds, to which all taxpayers of all races [colors, and national origins] contribute, not be spent in any fashion which encourages, entrenches, subsidizes or results in racial [color or national origin] discrimination."


If a recipient of federal assistance is found to have discriminated and voluntary compliance cannot be achieved, the federal agency providing the assistance should either initiate fund termination proceedings or refer the matter to the Department of Justice for appropriate legal action. Aggrieved individuals may file administrative complaints with the federal agency that provides funds to a recipient, or the individuals may file suit for appropriate relief in federal court. Title VI itself prohibits intentional discrimination. However, most funding agencies have regulations implementing Title VI that prohibit recipient practices that have the effect of discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin.

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Public Notice of Rights under Title VI.p[...]
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Title VI Complaint Form .pdf
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Title VI complaint form (Spanish).pdf
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SWGRC Title VI Plan 2021 Update 7.30.21 [...]
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Adobe Acrobat document [158.9 KB]
Your Rights - Title VI.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [139.9 KB]
Federal Protections English
Federal Protections Against National Ori[...]
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Federal Protection in Spanish
Federal Protections Against National Ori[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [425.9 KB]
Equal Opportunity Plan
Equal Employment Opportunity Plan.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [175.1 KB]

If you feel you have been discriminated against based on your race, color, or national origin, a Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Title VI complaint form is available upon request.  Please contact Human Resources at (229) 522-3552.

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