OHR publications include infographics, research reports and our annual performance and language access compliance reports.
Youth Bullying Prevention in DC: School Years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 - June 2023
The Youth Bullying Prevention Act of 2012 (YBPA; DC Code § 2-1535.03) and its implementing regulations require schools and other youth-serving organizations (including, but not limited to, government agencies, libraries, nonprofits, and community centers) to adopt comprehensive anti- bullying policies, implement thorough reporting and investigation procedures, provide training for staff, and maintain and report incident data. The law further requires the Mayor to report to Council the current implementation of the Act and to provide a summary of the status of bullying in the District of Columbia (DC) on a biennial basis. This report serves to fulfill this requirement for school years (SY) 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. As with the previous iterations of the report, this report provides a detailed summary of each education institution’s engagement with the YBPA.
FY21 Language Access Compliance Report - February 2023
The District's Language Access Program, housed at the OHR, is required to annually report progress of District agency implementation and compliance with the DC Language Access Act of 2004 to the City Administrator of the District of Columbia. The report highlights the work of the Program including cases docketed under the law, provides language access compliance scorecards for agencies with major public contact and scores for agencies with non-major public contact, and a summary of the results of audits and field tests conducted by OHR.
FY21 OHR Annual Report - October 2022
OHR is required to annually report progress of local civil rights enforcement to the Mayor and the Council of the District of Columbia. During this period, OHR processed 1,059 initial inquiries of discrimination, docketed 331 cases of discrimination, issued 303 decisions, resolved 185 cases that resulted in approximately $2.6 million in monetary settlements to complainants, prosecuted nine cases after probable cause findings, and closed nine more cases through our evidentiary hearing process.
OHR Performance Reports
OHR is required to annually report progress of DC Human Rights Act enforcement to the Mayor and the Council of the District of Columbia. The report includes case dockets, case closures, and benefits achieved by successful complainants. Additionally, the Director reports other annual activities of (OHR) and the Commission on Human Rights, including community outreach, education programs, compliance programs, mediation, and fair housing.
Language Access Compliance Reports
OHR is required to annually report progress of Language Access Act enforcement to the Mayor and the Council of the District of Columbia. The report includes compliance summaries and status of each District agency identified by name in the Act and/or through regulation. Additionally, the Director reports policy recommendations, where necessary, for District agencies.
Youth Bullying Prevention Biennial Reports
OHR is required to report to the Mayor and the Council, on a biennial basis, the current implementation of the Youth Bullying Prevention Act of 2012 and to provide a summary of the status of bullying in the District of Columbia.
Research Reports and Policies
The State of Street Harassment in DC: A Report on the First Year of Implementing the Street Harassment Prevention Act
"The State of Street Harassment in DC" is a first year progress report that highlights the work of OHR and the Advisory Committee on Street Harassment in identifying the prevalence of street harassment in DC and communities affected most as well as providing recommendations on how to reduce and prevent further incidents from occurring the District.
The Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014: The Work and Enforcement by the DC Office of Human Rights
"The FCRSA: The Work and Enforcement by the DC Office of Human Rights" is a progress report that highlights the work of OHR, number of complaints filed with OHR and the law's profound impact on the District's returning citizens since enactment in 2014.
Hired and Transgender: Self-Testing for Hiring Bias against Transgender Applicants
“Hired and Transgender: Self-Testing for Hiring Bias against Trans* Applicants” is a step-by-step guide for employers, human resources professionals, and hiring managers to evaluate their hiring practices for discrimination based on gender identity and make changes as needed.
Valuing Transgender Applicants & Employees: A Best Practices Guide for Employers
"Valuing Transgender Applicants & Employees" is an easy-to-use guide that provides employers with instructions and “best practices” for transgender applicants and employees that go beyond legal obligations. These best practices can help create a workplace environment that is genuinely inclusive of the transgender community, to the benefit of all employees and the employer itself.
Qualified and Transgender: A Report on Results of Resume Testing for Employment Discrimination Based on Gender Identity
The "Qualified and Transgender" report presents findings from the first government-run testing project in the nation to analyze how employers respond to resumes from applicants perceived as transgender compared with resumes of applicants perceived as cisgender. After conducting 50 resume tests using 200 applications, OHR found District employers frequently offered interviews to less-qualified applicants perceived as cisgender over more-qualified applicants perceived as transgender.
10 Years of Language Access in Washington, DC
To commemorate the 10 year annivesary of the DC Language Access Act, OHR commissioned a report from the Urban Institute to reflect on 10 years of implementation and make recommendations on how to further improve government services for those who are limited and non-English proficient (LEP/NEP). The report, along with input from government agencies and community advocates, will help guide the Language Access Program as it continues to strive to provide equal services to LEP/LEP people.
District-wide Model Bullying Prevention Policy
The Citywide Youth Bullying Prevention Program and Task Force created a model bullying prevention policy which is unique in that (1) it is one of the first in the nation to address bullying at a citywide level, acknowledging bullying happens beyond the schools and occurs in libraries, recreation centers, the transit system and other public spaces as well; (2) uses a public health framework to target prevention efforts and interventions effectively; and (3) is evidence-based, using research and best practices that are tailored to fit the realities of the District. All youth-serving agencies, educational institutions and grantees are required under law to use the model policy as a guide for creating and implementing their own bullying prevention policies.