Department of Civil Rights

Velma J. Korbel, Director

350 S. 5th St., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: (612) 673-3012
Fax: (612) 673-2599
TTY: (612) 673-2157

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Complaint Investigations Division - Statement of Purpose 

ATTENTION
As a result of the City of Minneapolis Public Health Emergency Declaration on March 16th, 2020, the Department of Civil Rights is operating in a modified capacity and will be unable to hold in-person intakes, filings, or meetings.  Please utilize our website to file complaints or inquiries.  Additionally, you can file a complaint or inquiry by contacting Minneapolis 311.
Phone: 311 (within city of Minneapolis) -or- (612) 673-3000
Text: 311TXT or 311898 to start your text
E-Mail: [email protected]
Staff are still available as usual during business hours and will respond to e-mails and voicemails per usual.

Mission Statement

To issue fair and impartial decisions that promote transparency and garner public trust

Vision Statement

To be the leading Civil Rights agency at the forefront of establishing civil rights protections for the City of Minneapolis

Values Statement

The Complaint Investigations Division will conduct FAIR investigations to promote our values of fellowship, advancement, integrity, and respect to remedy and deter acts of discrimination

 

Fellowship - Promote fellowship with legal and diverse regional communities, to cultivate partnerships that promote the ideals of equity, equality, and justice

 

Advancement - We enforce the Minneapolis Civil Rights Ordinance with a commitment to advancing the public interest of civil rights

 

Integrity – We hold our ourselves accountable to a high ethical code, ensuring the integrity of the Division’s/Department’s administrative process

 

Respect – We respect all parties and community partners by maintaining a work environment of professionalism and civility   

Last updated Mar 18, 2020

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