Protecting the lives, property, and constitutional rights of people in Idaho since 1919.

 

Office for Civil Rights    

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) ensures that recipients of financial assistance from the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and its components are not engaged in prohibited discrimination. The primary objective in accomplishing this mission is to secure prompt and full compliance with all civil rights laws and regulations so that needed Federal assistance may commence or continue (http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/about/offices/ocr.htm).

 

Planning, Grants & Research Subgrantee Discrimination Procedure - June 1, 2011

The Idaho State Police (ISP) is the State Administering Agency (SAA) for seven (7) OJP pass-through grants.  As an SAA, the OCR recommended that ISP "develop a comprehensive policy for addressing certain discrimination complaints involving subrecipients of DOJ funds."  The Procedures for Responding to Employment and Services Discrimination for Idaho State Police Planning, Grants, & Research Subgrantees has been reviewed and approved by OCR.

 

Office for Civil Rights Training

PGR recommends that every subgrantee agency review the OCR training posted on their website. The training videos provide information on the following topics:

  • What is the Office for Civil Rights and What Laws Does It Enforce?
  • What are the Standard Assurances and How Does the Office for Civil Rights Enforce Civil Rights Laws?
  • What are the Civil Rights Obligations of State Administering Agencies?
  • What Obligations Do Recipients of Justice Department Funding Have to Provide Services to Limited English Proficient (LEP) Persons?
  • What are the Civil Rights Laws that Affect Funded Faith-Based Organizations?
  • What Civil Rights Protections Do American Indians Have in Programs Funded by the Justice Department? What are the Obligations of Funded Indian Tribes?

 

OCR Training Powerpoint

 

2011 OCR Acceptances 

Updated with information regarding Subgrantee Discrimination Procedure.

 

OCR Subgrantee Monitoring Checklist


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