Iowa Civil Rights Commission


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Iowa Civil Rights Commission


Welcome to the Iowa Civil Rights Commission Website.

The mission of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission is enforcing civil rights through compliance, mediation, advocacy, and education as we support safe, just, and inclusive communities.

The Commission's major duty is to enforce state and federal statutes that prohibit discrimination in employment, public accommodations, housing, education and credit by investigating and litigating civil rights complaints. In addition, the Commission provides conflict resolution services and mediation for civil rights matters. In addition to its role as an enforcer of civil rights laws, the Commission actively educates the public to prevent discrimination, biased conduct and stereotypes.


Iowa Civil Rights Commission
Grimes State Office Building
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-1004
Phone: 515-281-4121

Toll Free: 1-800-457-4416
Fax 515-242-5840


Useful Links:


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How to File a Discrimination Complaint
How to Report Discrimination
Local Civil and Human Rights Agencies
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Civil Rights Resources and Diversity Best Practices
Civil Rights Publications
Civil Rights History Quizzes
Preventing and Responding to Hate Crimes
Diversity in Iowa Calendar
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