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Staff Liaison: James "J.D." Ratliff


900 E. Broad Street, 5th Floor, Suite 501

Richmond, VA
23219 USA

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Offices Closed on City Holidays)

Human Rights Commission


The Human Rights Commission was established to advise the City Council and the Mayor on matters involving human rights violations occurring within the city of Richmond.


On November 14, 2016, Richmond City Council adopted ordinance 2016-254 to establish a Human Rights Commission Task Force to evaluate the need for and scope of a Human Rights Commission and to provide the Council with recommendations concerning any necessity to create such a commission.

On June 11, 2018, Richmond City Council adopted ordinance 2018-044 establishing the Human Rights Commission.


The October 24, 2019 City Council follow-up presentation materials:

    Update on the Work of the Human Rights Commission.

    Report on the Functions of the Human Rights Commission.

The Richmond Municipal Equality Index performance report is listed in the HRC 2023 MEI Scorecard

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To learn more about the Human Rights Commission and it's members, please visit the Commission's website here.

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