1991- Prince William County Board of Supervisors authorized the creation of the Human Rights Committee based on the county's growing diversity, population needs and resources. After meetings and public hearings, the Study Committee determined a need for a Human Rights Ordinance and an agency to enforce its principles. The Prince William County Human Rights Ordinance aims to prohibit discriminatory practices based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, marital status or disability, employment, housing, public accommodations, education and credit.
1992- The Board of County Supervisors established the Human Rights Ordinance, which in return created the Human Rights Commission. The Commission's goal is 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.”
1993- The Human Rights Ordinance became effective and the Commission Office opened to provide services to residents.
Since, PWC Human Rights Commission has proudly been serving its county residents for 23 years.
All residents are encouraged to utilize the commission's services if they feel their human rights are being violated in areas of employment, fair housing, credit, education and public accommodation.