The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) works to advance civil rights and end barriers to equity.

Civil Rights Enforcement

SOCR enforces laws against illegal discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and contracting within Seattle city limits.

Civil Rights Enforcement

Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI)

SOCR leads the Race and Social Justice Initiative, a citywide effort to end institutional racism in City government and to achieve racial equity across our community.

Learn About RSJI

Gender Justice Project

SOCR created the Gender Justice Project to achieve gender equity within Seattle City government, and to work with the private sector to achieve gender equity in the community.

Learn About Gender Justice Project


SOCR provides staff support to the Seattle Human Rights Commission, Women’s Commission, Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) commissions and the Commission for People with disAbilities.

Learn About Commissions