on Civil Rights
WHERE DO YOU FILE A COMPLAINT
For assistance in determining whether your civil rights have been violated contact U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or call 1-800-421-3481 for information on how the U.S. Department of Education may help you.
It is important to remember that the Office for Civil Rights� jurisdiction is based on ancestry or ethnic characteristics, since it does not have jurisdiction to investigate claims of religious discrimination per se. Hon. Stephanie Monroe, Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights, has recently stated that the Office for Civil Rights will not investigate allegations of anti-Semitic harassment unless the allegations also include other forms of discrimination over which the Office for Civil Rights has subject matter jurisdiction.