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LDF and OJP Hosting Webinar on Changing Police Practices

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

A Community Strategy for Changing Police Practices

Federal Funding and Civil Rights Complaints Webinar

Thursday, June 25, 2015

There are over 18,000 law enforcement agencies in the United States, and most receive federal funding to hire police officers, purchase equipment, or to support new policing strategies.  Police departments receiving federal funds are obligated to comply with federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination based on race, color and national origin.  These laws include Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) of the U.S. Department of Justice, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) held a webinar training on how to file complaints with the OCR. 

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The OJP Office for Civil Rights

The Office for Civil Rights at the Office of Justice Programs ensures that recipients of financial assistance from OJP and its components comply with federal laws that prohibit discrimination in both employment and the delivery of services or benefits based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. In addition, federal law prohibits recipients of federal financial assistance from discriminating on the basis of age in the delivery of services or benefits.

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America's first civil rights legal organization.  Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. For 75 years, LDF has worked in the four key areas of criminal justice, economic justice, education, and political participation.