About Us

The Office of Equity and Civil Rights is a city agency devoted to advancing equity and upholding the federal and local civil rights laws, the local living and prevailing wage laws and providing oversight of local law enforcement.  The mission of the Office of Equity and Civil Rights is to carry out activities to eliminate inequity, inequality and discrimination.  There are two divisions in the Office: the Equity Division which works to advance equity in the City of Baltimore, and the Civil Rights Division, which consists of the Civilian Review Board, the Community Relations Commission, the Mayor's Commission on Disabilities and the Wage Commission. 

Civil Rights Division Mission

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

Equity Division Mission

The mission of the Equity Division is ensuring, citywide, that our policies, programs and budget are fair, and meet the needs of Baltimore City’s diverse communities.