Our History

 
In 1991 the Prince William County Board of Supervisors authorized the creation of a Human Rights Study Committee to examine the need for a human rights commission based on growing diversity, population needs and resources. After several meetings and public hearings, the Study Committee determined that a need for a Human Rights Ordinance and an agency to enforce it existed. The Human Rights Ordinance would prohibit discriminatory practices based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, marital status or disability, in employment, housing, public accommodations, education and credit, in Prince William County. In Sept. 1992 the Board of County Supervisors established a Human Rights Ordinance, which created the Human Rights Commission to ensure that “each citizen is treated fairly, provided equal protection of the law and equal opportunity to participate in the benefits, rights, and privileges of community life.”

 

On Jan. 15, 1993, the Human Rights Ordinance became effective and the Commission Office opened to provide services. Residents are encouraged to use its services if they feel their rights are being violated in the areas of employment, fair housing, credit, education and public accommodation.

 

Mission:  Eliminating discrimination through civil and human rights law enforcement

OUTREACH EVENT!
 
 
 
When: Sunday, August 10, 2014
 
Time: 12 noon—3:00 pm
 
 
Where: Todos Market, 13905 Jeff Davis Hwy
 
Woodbridge, VA 22191 (703) 490-4907
 
 
 
    • MEET MEMERS OF THE PWC HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
    Learn your rights and responsibilities as an employee!
     
    Meet Staff of the EEOC Washington Field Office, other
     
    Northern Virginia Local Human Rights Offices and the
     
    Northern Virginia Community College Manassas Campus!
     
    FREE FOOD, FUN, ACTIVITIES FOR ALL!
     
    Questions: 703. 792.4680