Title VI Policy
CIVIL RIGHTS AND ACCESS TO COUNTY SERVICES
Nassau County is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or discriminated against under its projects, programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin (including Limited English Proficiency), gender, disability or age, as provided in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and related nondiscrimination authorities.
TITLE VI/NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
Nassau County, under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes, ensures that no person in the County, shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, disability, income level, gender or age be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity it administers.
As a recipient of federal dollars, Nassau County is required to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other related nondiscrimination authorities to ensure that services and benefits are provided on a non-discriminatory basis.
The Nassau County Title VI Coordinator is responsible to ensure compliance with the County's Title VI Non-Discrimination Policy and oversee the discrimination complaint process. In addition, each County Department or Division has a Title VI Designee who is directly responsible to ensure that departmental programs, activities and benefits comply with the County's Non-Discrimination Policy and to investigate all discrimination complaints made regarding its programs, benefits or activities. Nassau County also provides assistance for individuals with Limited English Proficiency.
TITLE VI DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT PROCEDURE
Nassau County's discrimination complaint procedure and investigative process are consistent with federal guidelines.
Any person who feels that he or she, individually or as a member of any class of persons, on the basis of race, color, national origin (including Limited English Proficiency), income level, disability, gender, or age has been excluded from or denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any program or activity may file a written discrimination complaint.
Filing a complaint is easy. The complaint procedure is outlined in the links below:
Remember to sign and date the form. Unsigned or anonymous complaints cannot be accepted. Complaints must be filed within 180 days of the last alleged discriminatory act.