Title VI Overview

The purpose of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is to prohibit programs that receive federal funds from discriminating against participants on the basis of race, color or national origin.

DeKalb County’s Title VI Policy Statement

DeKalb County Government hereby gives public notice that it is the policy of the County to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and related statues and regulations, in all programs and activities. It is our policy that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any of our programs or activities. Although not required by Title VI or any related authorities, DeKalb County also assures that no person shall on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity.

Any person who believes that he or she been subjected to unlawful discriminatory practices under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint. The complaint must be filed in writing or in person with DeKalb County Government, Title VI Coordinator, within one hundred-eighty (180) days from the date of the alleged discriminatory act or upon notice of the discriminatory act. 

(Adopted by DeKalb County’s Governing Authority on July 19, 2016).

For additional information please contact the Title VI Coordinator at 404-371-2602.