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How to Submit a Civil Rights Complaint

SUBMISSION TO THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, SOUTH CAROLINA

 

If you believe that you have been discriminated against, or that your civil rights have been violated, you may submit a written complaint to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
 

Download Form: Civil Rights Complaint Form

Mail: U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of South Carolina, Attn: Civil Rights Program, 1441 Main Street, Suite 500, Columbia, 29201. (803) 929-3000.

Fax: (803) 733-5966.

Email: usasc.civilrights@usdoj.gov

 

For lawyers and the legal system, the term Complaint is a term of art; it is the formal document filed with a court to commence a civil action. However here, the term complaint is used more generally by which the public brings a matter to our attention. Please be aware that submitting a grievance/notice/inquiry on our office’s complaint form has no effect on any statute of limitations that might apply to any claim you may have. By submitting a complaint form with this office you have not commenced a lawsuit or other legal proceeding, and this office has not initiated a suit or proceeding on your behalf.

 

SUBMIT YOUR INQUIRY TO OTHER AGENCIES

 

Criminal Matters. To report a crime, contact your local Federal Bureau of Investigation field office, which can be found at https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices.

 

Non-criminal matter. U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, https://www.justice.gov/crt/how-file-complaint, (888) 736-5551 or (202) 514-3847.

 

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). www.ada.gov/filing_complaint.htm

 

Educational Opportunities.

U.S. Dept. of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Educational Opportunities Section, Email: education@usdoj.gov, Telephone: 202-514-4092 or 877-292-3804, TTY: 800-514-0383.

 

U.S. Dept. of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Email: ocr@ed.gov, Telephone: 202-453-6100 or 800-421-3481, TTY: 800-514-0383 Language Assistance: 800-USA-LEARN (800-872-5327).

 

Employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), 1-800-669-4000 or 1-800-669-6820 (TTY).

 

EEOC Greenville Local Office, Telephone 800-669-4000, Fax 864-241-4416, and TDY 1-800-669-6820, https://www.eeoc.gov/field/greenville/charge.cfm

 

EEOC Savannah Local Office, Telephone number 1-800-669-4000, Fax 912-920-4484, https://www.eeoc.gov/field/savannah/index.cfm

 

South Carolina Human Affairs Commission.

Visit http://www.schac.sc.gov/aboutus/Pages/FilingAComplaint.aspx

SHAC can also be reached 1026 Sumter Street, Suite 101, Columbia, SC 29201, Telephone 803) 737-7800, Fax 803-737-7835, or email information@schac.sc.gov.

 

Housing Discrimination.

 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/complaint-process

 

HUD Columbia Field Office
Strom Thurmond Federal Building
1835 Assembly Street
13th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201-2480

(803) 765-5592; fax: (803) 765-5925

 

South Carolina Human Affairs Commission.

Visit http://www.schac.sc.gov/aboutus/Pages/FilingAComplaint.aspx

SHAC can also be reached 1026 Sumter Street, Suite 101, Columbia, SC 29201, Telephone 803) 737-7800, Fax 803-737-7835, or email information@schac.sc.gov.

 

Service Members – Employment and USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment Reemployment Rights Act)

 

United States Department of Labor Veterans Employment Training Service (DOL-VETS)

Visit main website at https://www.dol.gov/vets/

USERRA Complaint website: https://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/userra/fileaclaim.htm

 

DOL-VETS South Carolina Office:

U.S. Department of Labor
Veterans' Employment and Training Service
P.O. Box 1755
Columbia, South Carolina 29202-1755
Phone: (803)737-7650
Fax: (803) 737-7656

 

National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) http://www.esgr.mil, Email: USERRA@osd.mil, Phone: (800) 336-4590

 

Servicemember and Veterans Initiative, U.S. Department of Justice

810 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531, (202) 307-SCRA (7272); email servicemembers@usdoj.gov; website: https://www.justice.gov/servicemembers

 

Service Members – Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)

 

DOD Website: https://scra.dmdc.osd.mil/

 

Find your local Military Legal Assistance Office:

http://legalassistance.law.af.mil/content/locator.php

 

Servicemember and Veterans Initiative, U.S. Department of Justice

810 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531, (202) 307-SCRA (7272); email servicemembers@usdoj.gov; website: https://www.justice.gov/servicemembers

Updated January 27, 2017

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