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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,
13th Floor
421 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

(315) 435-3565

 

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

 

Welcome to the Onondaga County/Syracuse
Commission on Human Rights

 
Mission of the Human Rights Commission:

Our Mission: To promote understanding and acceptance of diversity, facilitate intergroup communication, identify and address sources of intergroup tension and conflict, reduce conditions which can lead to discrimination and restrict opportunity, and to provide related education, information and referral.

The Human Rights Commission especially focuses on addressing prejudice and discrimination on the basis of color, creed, sex, age, religion, nationality/national origin, language used for communication, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or any other arbitrary factors.

The Human Rights Commission Director serves as the County's coordinator for its non-discrimination policies under Title VI of the federal Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you feel that you have been wrongly denied access to Onondaga County's programs or services, or discriminated against by a county employee, you can contact the Human Rights Commission for information about the county's policies and complaint procedures.

 

The Human Rights Commission staff are also the contact point for the new Jail Oversight Committee. For more information, or to address serious concerns about treatment or conditions at the Onondaga County Jail, please contact the Human Rights Commission staff.

 

Our staff currently includes Ms. Barrie Gewanter, Executive Director and Ms. Bridget Owens, Human Rights Specialist. Our office is generally staffed from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, unless one of us has a meeting or other activity outside the office. Please call ahead if you wish to speak with one of us in person.

 

 

Meetings of the Human Rights Commission:

 

 

NOTICE OF MEETINGS UNDER THE OPEN MEETINGS LAW

FOR THE ONONDAGA COUNTY/SYRACUSE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

 

The Members of the Onondaga County / Syracuse Human Rights Commission will hold its first meeting on Wednesday September 14, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in the 1st floor Community Room at Financial Plaza Building at 221 South Warren St. Syracuse, NY 13204.  The business portion of this meeting will be open to the public.

 

DATED: September 2, 2016                         

 

Barrie Gewanter, Executive Director                                                       This notice is given in order to      

Onondaga County/Syracuse                                                               to comply with the Open Meetings Law

 

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Information About Meetings the Onondaga County Justice Center Oversight Committee (JCOC)                             Until a Separate Website can be Created for the JCOC:

 

 

NOTICE OF MEETINGS UNDER THE OPEN MEETINGS LAW

FOR THE ONONDAGA COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

 

 

The Members of the Onondaga County Justice Center Oversight Committee will be meeting on Wednesday September 7, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. at the Mundy Library at 1204 South Geddes Street  Syracuse, NY  13204.  The business portion of this meeting  will be open to the public.

 

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The Members of the Onondaga County Justice Center Oversight Committee will be meeting on Wednesday October 5, 2016,   at 5:30 p.m. at the White Branch Library at 763 Butternut Street  Syracuse, NY  13208.  The business portion of this meeting will be open to the public.

 

 

DATED: August 30. 2016      

Barrie Gewanter, Administrator                                                             This notice is given in order to            
Onondaga County Justice Center Oversight Committee
                      comply with the Open Meetings Law

 

 

 

FOR AGENDA's & MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

OF THE ONONDAGA COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE SEE BELOW:    

 

Meeting #

Meeting Date Location Agenda Approved Minutes
1 March 29, 2016 Tech Garden click here click here
2 May 12, 2016 Tech Garden click here click here
3 June 9, 2016 Tech Garden click here Not Yet Available
4 June 21, 2016 Tech Garden click here click here
5 July 13, 2016 Tech Garden click here Not Yet Available
6 August 10, 2016 SW Community Center click here Not Yet Available
7 August 16, 2016 Tech Garden click here Not Yet Available
8 Sept. 7, 2016 Mundy Library    
9 October 5, 2016 White Library    
10 November 2, 2016 TBA    
11 December 7, 2016 TBA    

 

 

 

 
 
 
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