[United States Government Manual]
[June 01, 2002]
[Pages 540-542]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]



UNITED STATES COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS

624 Ninth Street NW., Washington, DC 20425
Phone, 202-376-8177. Internet, www.usccr.gov.

Chairperson                                       Mary Frances Berry
Vice Chairman                                     Cruz Reynoso
Commissioners                                     Jennifer C. Braceras, 
                                                          Christopher 
                                                          Edley, Jr., 
                                                          Elsie M. 
                                                          Meeks, Russell 
                                                          G. Redenbaugh, 
                                                          Abigail 
                                                          Thernstrom, 
                                                          Victoria 
                                                          Wilson
Staff Director                                    Les Jin
Deputy Staff Director                             (vacancy)
General Counsel                                   (vacancy)
    Deputy General Counsel                        Debra A. Carr
Assistant Staff Director for Civil Rights         Terri Dickerson
        Evaluation
Assistant Staff Director for Congressional        (vacancy)
        Affairs
Assistant Staff Director for Management           (vacancy)
Chief, Civil Rights Evaluation                    (vacancy)
Chief, Public Affairs Unit                        (vacancy)
Chief, Regional Programs Coordination             Ivy Davis

[For the Commission on Civil Rights statement of organization, see the 
        Code of Federal Regulations, Title 45, Part 701]

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The Commission on Civil Rights collects and studies information on 
discrimination or denials of equal protection of the laws because of 
race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or in the 
administration of justice in such areas as voting rights, enforcement of 
Federal civil rights laws, and equal opportunity in education, 
employment, and housing.

The Commission on Civil Rights was first created by the Civil Rights Act 
of 1957, as amended, and reestablished by the United States Commission 
on Civil Rights Act of 1983, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1975).

Activities

The Commission makes findings of fact but has no enforcement authority. 
Findings and recommendations are submitted to the President and 
Congress, and many of the Commission's recommendations have been 
enacted, either by statute, Executive order, or regulation. The 
Commission evaluates Federal laws and the effectiveness of Government 
equal opportunity programs. It also serves as a national clearinghouse 
for civil rights information.

Regional Programs  The Commission maintains six regional divisions.

                           Regional Divisions
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     Region (Address/Telephone)                    Director
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Central (Suite 908, 400 State Ave.,   Melvin L. Jenkins
 Kansas City, KS 66101-2406. Phone,
 913-551-1400).
Eastern (Rm. 500, 624 9th St. NW.,    Ki-Taek Chun
 Washington, DC 20425. Phone, 202-
 376-7533).

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Midwestern (Suite 410, 55 W. Monroe   Constance D. Davis
 St., Chicago, IL 60603. Phone, 312-
 353-8311).
Rocky Mountain (Suite 710, 1700       John Foster Dulles
 Broadway, Denver, CO 80290. Phone,
 303-866-1040).
Southern (Suite 184OT, 61 Forsyth     Bobby Doctor
 St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Phone,
 404-562-7000).
Western (Suite 2010, 300 N. Los       Philip Montez
 Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
 Phone, 213-894-3437).
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Sources of Information

Complaints  Complaints alleging denials of civil rights may be reported 
to Complaints Referral, 624 Ninth Street NW., Washington, DC 20425. 
Phone, 202-376-8513 or 800-552-6843 (toll free).

Employment  Human Resources Office, Room 510, 624 Ninth Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20425. Phone, 202-376-8364.

Publications  Commission publications are made available upon request 
from the Administrative Services and Clearinghouse Division, Room 550, 
624 Ninth Street NW., Washington, DC 20425. Phone, 202-376-8105. A 
catalog of publications may be obtained from this office.

Reading Room  The National Civil Rights Clearinghouse Library is located 
in Room 602, 624 Ninth Street NW., Washington, DC 20425. Phone, 202-376-
8110.

For further information, contact the Public Affairs Unit, United States 
Commission on Civil Rights, Room 730, 624 Ninth Street NW., Washington, 
DC 20425. Phone, 202-376-8312. TTY, 202-376-8116. Internet, 
www.usccr.gov.

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