• Community Centered Dialogue

    This ongoing, community-centered dialogue and strategy series is designed to involve city and state government, business leaders, service providers, and at-large community members in collaborative, step-by-step solutions that are essential to a thriving city.

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  • File a Complaint

    As an impartial investigative agency, the commission determines through investigation, if a person was treated unfairly in violation of the City Code. This includes intake, filing, mediation, investigation, conciliation, and litigation.

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About Us
Des Moines Civil and Human Rights
Des Moines Civil and Human Rights

The Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission addresses illegal discrimination that occurs in the City of Des Moines in the areas of employment, housing, municipal practices and public accommodations.

Filing a Complaint
Complaint Process
Complaint Process

As an impartial investigative agency, the commission determines through investigation, if a person was treated unfairly in violation of the City Code. This includes intake, filing, mediation, investigation, conciliation, and litigation.

Education
Education and Training
Education and Training

The Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission provides training regarding discrimination law and issues in the areas of employment, housing, and public accommodation. Presentations are available for a wide variety of age groups.