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Onondaga County/Syracuse Commission on Human Rights

Barrie Gewanter
Executive Director

Bridget Owens
Human Rights Specialist

John H. Mulroy Civic Center,
Suite 19 - Basement Level
421 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

(315) 435-3565


Free Call from Inmates at Jail or Jamesville: (315) 435-3567 


How to file a complaint

File a complaint if you think you have been discriminated against in the area of:
• Community Service • Criminal Justice System • Education
• Employment • Housing • Public Accommodations
• County Programs or Services
For one of the following reasons:
• Race • Creed • Ethnic Group
• Sex • Age • Familial Status
• Disability • Religion • Marital Status
• Sexual Orientation • National Origin

• Limited English Proficiency (LEP)/

  Primary Language Other Than English


Call the Commission on Human Rights at (315) 435-3565 and ask to speak with a member of our staff.

If your complaint is about Onondaga County programs or services, or about an Onondaga County
employee you can contact the representative from the related department listed on this chart or
you can click here for more information about the county's civil rights policy.

Persons held at the Onondaga County Jail or Jamesville Correctional can make a free and confidential phone call to our office at (315) 435-3567.  

Give your name, address, telephone number, and where you can be reached during the day between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Tell us about the situation. Include names of persons involved and what actions they have taken; actions you have taken; the outcome you would want as a resolution; list of witnesses or persons knowledgeable about the situation and any other helpful information.

You can also print out this complaint form, fill it out with this information and mail it to our office.


Where to Send A Complaint

For individuals interacting with or affected by

the actions of Onondaga County



Onondaga County/Syracuse Commission on Human Rights
John H. Mulroy Civic Center

Suite 19 - Basement Level
421 Montgomery Street Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 435-3565


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