Minneapolis Departmentof Civil Rights
The mission of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) is to enforce Minneapolis Code of Ordinances Title 7 (non-discrimination); Title 9, Chapter 172 (police conduct oversight); Title 16, Chapter 423 (small and underutilized business programs); Title 2, Chapter 24 (prevailing wage); and to promote understanding of civil rights among residents, businesses and government. The Department will carry out this mission by:
- Investigating discriminatory practices against members of protected classes
- Ensuring that City of Minneapolis procurement of construction and development services, commodities and supplies, and professional and technical services includes women, minorities, and low income workers and businesses
- Investigating and making recommendations regarding complaints brought against any Minneapolis Police Officer
Both Step Up and Urban Scholars are among the premiere career readiness programs in the country. It is the City of Minneapolis’ hope that with pipeline programs like Step Up and Urban Scholars, as well as being more intentional about advertising all internship opportunities available, the City can build a workforce that is reflective of the people they serve.
MDCR outreach and engagement is narrowly tailored to educate, inform, and empower the community. MDCR educates so that the community gains the awareness of relevant issues and becomes knowledgeable about the work of MDCR in order to develop the ability to self-advocate; it informs the community by being transparent in the work it is doing; it involves the community by requesting meaningful participation in the work of the Department.
Minneapolis Urban Scholars
Last updated May 24, 2016