Office for Civil Rights
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) ensures that recipients of financial assistance from the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and its components are not engaged in prohibited discrimination. The primary objective in accomplishing this mission is to secure prompt and full compliance with all civil rights laws and regulations so that needed Federal assistance may commence or continue (http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/about/offices/ocr.htm).
The Idaho State Police (ISP) is the State Administering Agency (SAA) for four (4) OJP pass-through grants. As the SAA, OCR recommended ISP “develop a comprehensive policy for addressing certain discrimination complaints involving subrecipients of DOJ funds.” The Procedure has been updated per OCR’s request and is currently under review.
Office for Civil Rights Training (updated November 2017)
PGR requires every subgrantee review the training posted on the OCR website at least once during their project cycle. The six (6) training programs include:
- What is the Office for Civil Rights and What Laws Does It Enforce?
- What are the Standard Assurances and How Does the Office for Civil Rights Enforce Civil Rights Laws?
- What are the Civil Rights Obligations of State Administering Agencies?
- What Obligations Do Recipients of Justice Department Funding Have to Provide Services to Limited English Proficient (LEP) Persons?
- What are the Civil Rights Laws that Affect Funded Faith-Based Organizations?
- What Civil Rights Protections Do American Indians Have in Programs Funded by the Justice Department? What are the Obligations of Funded Indian Tribes?
2018 OCR Acceptances (Updated January 2020)
Office on Violence Against Women Civil Rights Training (November 2018) – Applicable to STOP and SASP subgrantees
Nondiscrimination Grant Condition in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 FAQs (April 2014) – Applicable to STOP and SASP subgrantees
OCR Subgrantee Monitoring Checklist (Updated January 2020)