The Orange County Human Rights Commission was established in 1970 to serve the citizens of Orange County. Its primary objectives are:
- To foster mutual respect and understanding among all racial, religious and nationality groups in the County.
- To inquire into incidents of tension and conflict among or between various racial, religious and nationality groups and to act to relieve this tension.
- To conduct and recommend programs in education to increase good will among the diverse inhabitants of the County.
- To receive complaints of alleged discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, arrest and/or conviction record and to attempt to resolve such conflicts.
The Commission meets the first Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. Contact the office for the meeting location which may vary.