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Executive Office

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John E. Johnson, Jr.

Executive Director

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Mailing Address

3054 West Grand Boulevard, Suite 3-600 Detroit, MI 48202

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Contact Information

Monday to Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

Phone: 313-456-3700

Toll-Free: 800-482-3604

TTY: 877-878-8464

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The Michigan Department of Civil Rights investigates complaints of discrimination in Michigan, and works to prevent discrimination through education and outreach. MDCR enforces the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act and the Persons With Disabilities Civil Rights Act.

Public Affairs and Administrative Services

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Kim Woolridge

Deputy Director

Mailing Address

3054 West Grand Boulevard, Suite 3-600 Detroit, MI 48202

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Monday to Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

517-241-1217

Public Affairs and Administrative Services includes financial management, budget development and administration, procurement, telecommunications and oversight of automated systems; Communications; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance and Statewide Training Division, Community Engagement and Strategic Operations, and Management Services..

Budget and Management Services

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Ann Holmes

Interim Director, Budget and Management Services

Mailing Address

110 W. Michigan Ave. Suite 800, Lansing, MI 48933

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Monday to Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

Phone: 517-335-3165

The Budget and Management Services division coordinates and implements the information technology, budgetary, special services and liaison work for the department. These services include:

  • Providing on-boarding and off-boarding of staff. Managing laptops and workstations, smart devices and shared intranet and internet services
  • Managing IT Equipment, logistics and software requests/deployment. Ensuring compliance with DTMB-IT rules and regulations as well as overseeing cyber security
  • Overseeing COVID-19 related safety and facility issues. Representing the department in cross-departmental commissions and boards designation, including Protect Michigan Commission, Broadband Task Force, State Emergency Manager, and Office of Inspector General
  • Spearheading Emergency Management response, technical assistance, and recovery efforts by the state to state and local emergency managers as well as community-based stakeholders

Communications

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Vicki Levengood

Communications Director

Mailing Address

110 W. Michigan Ave. Suite 800, Lansing, MI 48933

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Monday to Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

Phone: 517-335-3165

The Communications Office oversees all external and internal communication activities of the Department. The Communications Team is responsible for media relations and message development on behalf of the Department and the Commission and provides guidance on branding and messaging to all Department Divisions and the Commission.

Community Engagement

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Anthony Lewis

Director, Community Engagement

Mailing Address

3054 West Grand Boulevard, Suite 3-600 Detroit, MI 48202

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Contact Information

Monday to Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

Phone: 313-456-3740

The Community Engagement and Strategic Operations division offers training on a range of topics including cultural competency, disability, sexual harassment, housing discrimination, hate crimes and civil rights law by partnering with communities to examine racial and ethnic disparities and the role they play in Michigan's economic and social environment.

This division is also actively engaged in the following groups:

  • Advocates & Leaders for Police and Community Trust (ALPACT) - bringing law enforcement and community leaders together to build trust and facilitate communication and cooperation.
  • The Michigan Alliance Against Hate Crimes (MIAAHC) - working towards eliminating hate crimes and bias incidents in Michigan.

Division on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing

Organization Details

Annie Urasky

Director, Division on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing

Mailing Address

3054 West Grand Boulevard, Suite 3-600 Detroit, MI 48202

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Contact Information

Monday to Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

VP: 313-437-7035

Toll-Free Voice/TTY: 313-437-7035

Fax: 313-456-3721

The Division on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing concentrates on serving Michigan residents who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing. From the Not Without Us survey, approximately 7.4% of Michigan residents identify as deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing. The Division's mission is to affirm the indisputable right of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Persons to secure effective communication. The Division receives input and guidance from a thirteen-member Advisory Council appointed by the Governor. The Division engages with state government agencies, relevant entities and community stakeholders in educational awareness and addressing the needs and concerns of individuals who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing. Various services include information and technical assistance to entities required to provide interpreters or other communication-related accommodations, training and workshops, and enhancing awareness about opportunities to create equitable opportunities and policies for effective communication access.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Alfredo Hernandez

Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Mailing Address

110 W. Michigan Ave. Suite 800 Lansing, MI 48933

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Contact Information

Monday to Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

517-335-3165

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion division develops educational training session and resources designed to increase awareness of implicit bias and its impact in the work we do and the people we serve, including creating tools and resources to help guide and sustain equitable access and providing educational opportunities where organizations can establish a common language, framework, and the steps required to strategically operationalize equity.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion division also engages in the work of establishing internal and external initiatives centered on increasing cultural competency. This division collaborates with multiple sectors of the state, is a part of the Governor's COVID-19 Task Force on Racial Equity and works closely with Equity and Inclusion Officers across the state to establish consistent approaches across state agencies. It also houses the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver program, which waives tuition costs for eligible Native Americans attending Michigan's public colleges and universities. 

Law and Policy

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Dan Levy

General Counsel

Mailing Address

3054 West Grand Boulevard, Suite 3-600 Detroit, MI 48202

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Monday to Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

313-456-3809

This office provides legal guidance and strategy on issues and cases as they progress through the enforcement process. They also analyze pending legislation impacting civil rights in Michigan, write amicus briefs and draft charges, litigate cases in the administrative hearing process, and educate and train MDCR staff on relevant civil rights legal matters. The reconsideration (appeals) process is also housed in Law and Policy. 

Operations Division

Organization Details

Marlene Cain

Interim Director of Operations

Mailing Address

3054 West Grand Boulevard, Suite 3-600 Detroit, MI 48202

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Contact Information

Monday to Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

313-456-3700

MDCR is an administrative agency with investigative and enforcement authority. The Operations Division houses the Enforcement process, which includes intake, investigation and resolution of complaints of discrimination.