In addition to being an enforcement agency, IDHR also provides a number of outreach and education services and works in partnership with companies, agencies, organizations and individuals to provide:
Press Inquiries: The Communications Manager responds to requests for information from media outlets and the general public. Send an email to Mike Claffey or contact him at 312-814-3957.
Community Relations: The Department conducts outreach to the general public and recruits for state agency jobs, focusing on people of color, underrepresented minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. For information, send an email to IDHR.
Training & Development: The Illinois Department of Human Rights’ (IDHR) Institute for Training and Development provides valuable trainings to organizations and companies throughout Illinois designed to increase respect among diverse cultures both in the workplace and at home.
The Communications Unit is responsible for responding to public information requests and distributing the Department’s publications.