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Office of Civil Rights

About Civil Rights

The Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is charged with ensuring departmental compliance with all civil rights laws and policies, investigating civil rights complaints filed with the division, providing technical assistance and ensuring overall awareness and understanding of departmental requirements under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Subtitle A of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Office of Civil Rights is composed of a director and nine Regional Title VI Compliance Coordinators. The Civil Rights Director is responsible for monitoring, coordinating and enforcing the division’s civil rights implementation plan and activities, conducting investigations of complaints filed with the division, working with the Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to resolve findings of non-compliance. Regional Title VI Compliance Coordinators assist the director by conducting regional training, tracking and investigating civil rights complaints and collecting civil rights related statistical data.

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