Office of Equity, Advocacy and Civil Rights

The Office of Equity, Advocacy and Civil Rights (EACR) assists existing DPSCD compliance officers, departments, and all staff to comply with state and federal civil rights laws and regulations. The office provides training and guidance to District staff and stakeholders. EACR represents the District’s legislative agenda and provides support to the Office of the Superintendent. The Department of Employee Relations is also housed in EACR and is responsible for investigation and resolution of employee misconduct and job performance claims, teacher tenure changes and civil rights claims from Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Michigan Department of Civil Rights.

EACR Responsibilities

  • Gender and Equity Fairness
  • Disability Rights and Advocacy
  • Government Affairs
  • Employee Relations
  • Constituent Relations
  • Board Relations
  • District Policies and Procedures

Notice of Non-Discrimination

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Questions? Concerns? Please contact:

Kristen Howard, Title IX Coordinator and ADA/ Section 504 Coordinator

Address: 3011 W. Grand Blvd, Floor 14, Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 240-4377
Fax: (313) 873-3482

File a concern or complaint


US Department of Education Resources

DPSCD Resources

Employee ADA Requests