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Civil Rights Compliance and Training

Civil Rights Compliance and Training for OCJP Subrecipients

The federal civil rights laws that may apply to OCJP subrecipients collectively prohibit discrimination in both employment and the delivery of services or benefits based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, or disability.  The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in the delivery of services or benefits. In addition to these, subrecipients of funds under the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, as amended, are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin. All recipients of federal funding are subject to the provisions of Title VI. Regulations governing Title VI compliance require that OCJP subrecipients provide annual civil rights training for all employees.

The Office of Criminal Justice Programs, in order to improve compliance, is requiring that all grant Project Directors and Civil Rights Coordinators provide evidence of having completed Civil Rights training provided on the OCJP website annually. In addition, subrecipient agencies must provide civil rights training to all employees annually. Please see the link below to training videos. 

Civil Rights Training (Required for all employees annually)

OCJP Civil Rights Compliance Training  & Quiz  (Complete or review training before submitting the quiz.)

Agency’s Civil Rights Compliance Officers and other staff may use these or other Civil Rights training materials in order to be in compliance with the training requirement. Other staff may also complete the quiz but it is not required by OCJP. It is the responsibility of the Project Director to maintain documentation demonstrating the required Civil Rights Training has been completed annually.

The training videos are provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Civil Rights here https://ojp.gov/about/ocr/assistance.htm. Subrecipients should view all six videos to be familiar with all civil rights compliance requirements. In addition to these, the Office for Violence Against Women’s website has videos on Faith-Based Organizations and the Violence Against Women Act for recipients and subrecipients of federal financial assistance.​

For more information on Civil Rights Compliance refer to ​Chapter XXII. of the OCJP Grants Manual.

This Page Last Updated: December 6, 2018 at 3:16 PM