During the COVID-19 outbreak, MDCR offices are open by appointment only. You may file a complaint of discrimination using the online complaint form, call 1-800-482-3604, or email MDCRServiceCenter@michigan.gov.
Our website is getting a new look. As part of a project to modernize websites for all state of Michigan executive branch departments, we will be launching a new website in the coming weeks. The site will look a little different and you will need to update your bookmarks, if you have them, but the same services and content will still be available.
- MDCR Director Johnson Applauds MSP Study and Transparency, Calls for Greater Accountability from Law Enforcement
- MDCR Director John E. Johnson, Jr. on the Passing of Sidney Poitier
- MDCR Director John E. Johnson, Jr. on the Passing of Lani Guinier
- Michigan Department of Civil Rights Responds to the Passing of LGBTQ Leader Jim Toy
The Michigan Civil Rights Commission
The 8-member Michigan Civil Rights Commission was created by the Michigan Constitution to safeguard constitutional and legal guarantees against discrimination. The Commission is charged with investigating alleged discrimination against any person because of religion, race, color or national origin, genetic information, sex, age, marital status, height, weight, arrest record, and physical and mental disability. The Michigan Department of Civil Rights serves as the operational arm of the Commission.
K-12 Reading and Literacy Programs and Resources
The Michigan Department of Civil Rights has compiled a list of reading and literacy programs and resources available for K-12 students, parents and educators throughout Michigan. We will update the list as information on additional resources becomes available. Click here to view the list.
Protecting Your Rights - MDCR Is Here To Help Brochures
The Michigan Department of Civil Rights is seeking students for winter 2022 semester internships to support MDCR's Communications Office, Community Engagement Division, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Division, Division on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing (DODDBHH), ADA Compliance Division and Enforcement Division.
To view available internships, click here.