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Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships

Archival Notice

This is an archive page that is no longer being updated. It may contain outdated information and links may no longer function as originally intended.

Thank you for visiting the U.S. Department of Justice Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (CFBNP). Our goal is to strengthen and expand partnerships with faith and community-based organizations throughout the country. Our office serves as a bridge between the Department of Justice and local and national non-profit organizations.

Civil Rights

The Office for Civil Rights at the Office of Justice Programs ensures that recipients of financial assistance from OJP, as well as the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and the Office on Violence Against Women, comply with federal laws that prohibit discrimination in employment and the delivery of services or benefits based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, and disability. See Civil Rights Requirements for more information.

Recipients of financial assistance from OVW are also prohibited from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. For more information, see Nondiscrimination Grant Condition in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.

Employees, beneficiaries and applicants for employment or services of any of the above who believe that they have experienced unlawful discrimination may file a complaint.

The Investigative Findings page captures information for a selection of OCR investigations.


Director: Michael Alston
OCR Main Line: 202-307-0690
Fax: 202-354-4380
TDD/TTY: 202-307-2027
OCR E-mail: askOCR@ojp.usdoj.gov


Other federal civil rights agencies: