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What We Do

Civil Rights Enforcement

Civil rights enforcement

We enforce laws against illegal discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodation, and contracting within Seattle City Limits.

Gender Justice Project

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The Gender Justice Project strives to achieve gender equity within Seattle City Government and works with the private sector to achieve gender equity in the community.

Housing Access

Train the Trainer Session

Learn about how we're working to ensure communities of color have equitable access to housing.

Race and Social Justice Initiative

Race and Social Justice Initiative

The Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) is a citywide initiative to end institutional racism in City government and to achieve racial equity across our community.

Commissions

Commissions

Seattle Office for Civil Rights provides staff support for the Seattle Human Rights Commission, Seattle Women's Commission, Seattle LGBTQ Commission, and the Commission for People with disAbilities. 

Criminal Legal System Project

Re-entry Workgroup

The Criminal Legal System Project advances Seattle's commitment to promote social justice and end institutional racism through the work of our Criminal Justice Equity Team and Re-Entry Workgroup.

Civil Rights

Derrick Wheeler-Smith, Interim Director
Address: 810 3rd Avenue , Suite 750, Seattle, WA, 98104-1627
Phone: (206) 684-4500
civilrights@seattle.gov

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The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) works to advance civil rights and end barriers to equity. We enforce laws against illegal discrimination in employment, housing, public places, and contracting within Seattle.