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

Civil Rights Equity Division 

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.

The Civil Rights Equity Division (CRED) leads the department’s equity work in support of the City wide goal of One Minneapolis and is charged with improving equitable service delivery and organizational culture across divisions through the use of an equity lens and framework and to support the City’s various enterprise equity initiatives. By addressing racial bias in decision making through the implementation and increased use of racial equity tools and training, CRED aims to improve operations, internal systems, policies and programs, and organizational culture.

CRED also oversees Urban Scholars, the City’s leadership and professional development program for students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. The program works to raise awareness, and address the core causes, of the employment disparities across the Metro by partnering with organizations and growing the pipeline of recently-graduated professionals.

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Last updated Mar 18, 2020

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