- Civil Rights
If you are have been the victim of DISCRIMINATION in EMPLOYMENT, HOUSING, CREDIT, PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS. OR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTING due to RACE, COLOR, CREED, AGE, DISABILITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, MARITAL STATUS, PREGNANCY, FAMILIAL STATUS, MILITARY STATUS, VETERAN STATUS, ARREST/CONVICTION RECORD, ALIENAGE OR CITIZENSHIP STATUS, LAWFUL SOURCE OF INCOME, OR STATUS AS A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, call the Commission at 631-853-5480. The Commission also accepts complaints of undue force or discriminatory treatment against the Suffolk County Police Department.
The Task force is a non-partisan group comprised of concerned citizens, government officials, representatives of the Hate Crimes Unit of the SCPD, Educators, Clergy, and representatives of the town Task Forces all of whom work together to address the issue of prejudice and racism in any segment of our county. The Task Force works to prevent and combat prejudice and racism and diffuse their destructive effects in several ways, including reaching out in an impartial manner to bring together involved parties for dialogue.
Our mission is to defend and promote the fundamental principles and values embodied in the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution, and the New York Constitution, including freedom of speech and religion, and the right to privacy, equality and due process of law for all New Yorkers. The ACLU encourages filing of complaints for violations of civil rights involving public facilities, the police, or schools.
BiasHELP is a program dedicated to prevention of bias crimes, hate-related harassment, bullying, technobullying/cyberbullying and discrimination.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces federal civil rights laws, conscience and religious freedom laws, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules, and the Patient Safety Act and Rule, which together protect your fundamental rights of nondiscrimination, conscience, religious freedom, and health information privacy. Complaints may be submitted here.