The Rockland County Commission on Human Rights is dedicated to investigating discriminatory practices related to housing, employment, race, creed, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender/sex, and/or disability.
- Gives priority to addressing human rights violations, both acute and chronic, particularly those that put life in imminent peril.
- Makes every effort to foster mutual respect and understanding among ethnic, cultural, religious and nationality groups.
- Is committed to offering information that can reduce and/or eradicate tension and conflict among/between various groups in our community.
- Initiates and maintains strategic alliances with local groups to build relationships with allied agencies whose work complements and supports our mission.
If you believe you have been discriminated against, fill out a Confidential Complaint Form and submit it to our office.
On December 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of Human Rights was one of the first major achievements of the New United Nations. For 64 years this campaign focuses on helping people everywhere in Rockland County, know their rights....
We have attempted to meet the mission of the Human Rights Law defending for our community family.
Today, homelessness, unemployment, prior convicted, public accommodation, sexual harassment, retaliation, disability and poverty prevails as the gravest Human Rights challenge in the world. Combating these along with deprivation and exclusion is not a matter of charity, and does not depend on how rich a country we are, it is our duty to tackle the matter of Human Rights obligation, giving the world a better chance, of abolishing this scourge in our lifetime...eradication of discrimination is goal to be achieved.
The Rockland County Commission on Human Rights was established in 1963, mandated to ensure the rights along with equal opportunity and protection for all community residents. For over 49 years, residents have trusted the Commission to address and resolve issues of discrimination that confront Rockland County.
The Commission receives and investigates complaints of alleged discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodation, retaliation, race/color, creed, national origin, prior conviction, disability and sexual orientation.
Rockland County has a proud and deep history of individuals and groups, who have played local and national leadership roles, all of whom have made dramatic contributions to the advancement of civil and human rights, said County Executive, C. Scott Vanderhoef, who is recognized as one of Rockland's champions of Human Rights. "We enjoy a rich diverse community and it is vital that we pursue to build on the strides we have made thus far toward equality and harmony among our residents."
Commission has received a Memorandum of Understanding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, to act on their behalf in investigating housing discrimination claims...Commissioner Nagubandi cited the department's educational outreach programs and efficiency in processing housing complaints are the reason Rockland County earned this important role.