Discrimination Resources

City of Seattle


Civil Rights Agencies





  • The Equity and Civil Rights Office of the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) promotes equal access, academic inclusion, and full educational participation in our Washington schools among our state's diverse, underrepresented and underserved populations.
  • Washington State Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) is a conflict resolution service located in the Governor’s Office for Washington families and public schools. Education ombuds are trained problem solvers who bring families and educators together to resolve conflict and disputes that affect students. As impartial third parties, they provide consultation, coaching, facilitation, and mediation services.
    155 NE 100th St #210
    Seattle WA 98125
    Toll-free: (866) 297-2597
    Fax: (206) 729-3251
  • Safe Schools Coalition supports gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth in schools by reducing bias-based bullying and violence in schools, and to help schools better meet the needs of sexual minority youth and children with sexual minority parents/guardians. 
    Toll-free: 877-SAFE-SAFE ((877) 723-3723)
  • Seattle Public Schools
  • King County School Health


Hate and Bias Crimes

Hate and bias crimes refer to incidents that target someone based on their race, religion, gender and/or gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, age, creed, and more.


Human Rights

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights - In English and other languages such as French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic and many others – adopted December 10, 1948 by the General Assembly of the United Nations




The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) now provides another way for people to report concerns and file complaints about the conduct of Seattle Police Officers.

You can file a complaint about police conduct by contacting the Office for Civil Rights at (206) 684-4500, TTY 7-1-1. We will document your complaint and file it with the Office of Professional Accountability (OPA). OPA is the office within the Seattle Police Department that investigates complaints about police misconduct.

The office is headed by a civilian. OPA will review your complaint and follow-up with you.




If you have questions, comments or requests about our services please contact our office at (206) 684-4500 TTY 7-1-1

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The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) works to advance civil rights and end barriers to equity. We enforce laws against illegal discrimination in employment, housing, public places, and contracting within Seattle.