Agency Contact Details

If you have a Civil Rights and/or Wage Enforcement complaint for any of our four agencies, please submit it to: [email protected] 

Please submit certified payrolls to: [email protected]

For staff contact information: PDF icon Civil Rights Staff Contact List for public.pdf

Intake Hours for the Office of Civil Rights are currently open in three Community Action Partnership Centers around the City. You may go to file your complaint or get more information at any one of these sites on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays:

Location Address Times
Cherry Hill 606 Cherry Hill Road, 2nd Floor 2:00-4:30PM
Park Heights 4151 Park Heights Avenue 2:00-4:30PM
North Baltimore 5225 York Road 12:00-2:30PM

 

Application for Civilian Hearing Board Members

The Baltimore Police Department is looking for civilian members to serve on administrative hearing boards! For more information, see the link below:

https://www.baltimorepolice.org/careers/civilian-hearing-board-member

The Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement is a city agency devoted to upholding the federal and local civil rights laws, as well as the local minimum, living, and prevailing wage laws. The overarching mission of the Office of Civil Rights is to carry out activities to eliminate discrimination and protect individuals' civil rights. There are three commissions, and one board housed in the Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement: the Community Relations Commission, the Mayor's Commission on Disabilities, the Wage Commission, and the Civilian Review Board.

Reentry Resources

Please see the link below for information about re-entry resources available in Baltimore City.

PDF icon ReEntry Programs.pdf

Our Vision

 Justice through L.O.V.E. (Leadership, Outreach, Vigilance, and Equity), and the other name for love is understanding.  

Our Responsibilities

  • To enforce civil rights laws in Baltimore City.
  • To act as community liaisons for civil rights issues in Baltimore City.
  • To investigate claims of discrimination, wage theft, police misconduct and failure to comply with accessibility standards for persons with disabilities.
  • To move the conversation forward on civil rights and respond to community needs.

What We Do

  • The Community Relations Commission investigates claims of discrimination in employment, public accommodation, housing, education, and health and welfare services, and assists people who have been discriminated against by enforcing the laws that protect them.
  • The Civilian Review Board investigates claims of police misconduct (specifically, allegations of excessive force, false arrest, false imprisonment, harassment and abusive language) and makes recommendations to law enforcement agency heads about discipline.
  • The Wage Commission investigates claims of wage theft and violations of the City’s Living and Prevailing Wage laws.
  • The Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities assists City agencies with compliance with ADA laws, connects constituents to disabilities resources, and works to remove barriers and promote equal rights and opportunities for individuals with disabilities.