The Community Affairs Division of Human Resources includes the following divisions:
- The Community Awareness Response Team (CART)
- The Civilian Police Review Committee (CPRC)
- The Committee to Advocate for Persons with Impairments (CAPI)
Community Affairs serves as a liaison between citizens, advocacy groups, community organizations, and government to work together to improve and maintain the highest possible quality of life for the whole community.
Title II of the ADA requires all state or local government entities with 50 or more employees to appoint a responsible person to coordinate the administrative requirements of ADA compliance and to respond to complaints filed by the public. The name and contact information for the responsible person is required to be publicly advertised.
Charges of Discrimination
If you believe that you have been discriminated against because of your race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, age, disability, place of birth, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, or in retaliation for having complained of discrimination or participating in a protected activity, you may be able to file a Charge or Complaint of Discrimination.
If you are interested in filing a Charge or Complaint of Discrimination, you must contact the Pinellas County Office of Human Rights to schedule an intake interview with the Intake Specialist and to obtain the necessary forms to complete prior to the interview.
Pinellas County Office of Human Rights
400 S. Ft. Harrison Ave., 5th Floor ,Clearwater, Florida 33756
Wendy Perez (727) 552-2590
Lisa Postell (727) 464-4880
Events and Training
Community Affairs participates in many outreach events throughout the year. The events range from large public gatherings, to small workshops, which are designed to further our purpose and mission in eradicating illegal discrimination in the community. Community Affairs is committed to providing the public with information about their rights and responsibilities.
Our department is also committed to working with the youth in our community and providing them with education to become responsible and aware adults.
Co-Sponsored Events - Community Affairs provides guidance to event co-sponsors regarding applicable accessibility laws to help ensure the events are accessible. Co-sponsors are also required to submit an accessibility checklist and application prior to all co-sponsored events. Please click here to download the guide and application.
Accessibility Training - The Community Affairs Division and CAPI have hosted several training sessions for CAPI members and City employees related to disability laws and accessibility. Some of these events have included experiential training to demonstrate how barriers affect a person's access to services and facilities.
If you would like to request training from the Community Affairs Division, please contact us at 727-893-7345. Some groups that have benefited from our training include employers, housing/property and neighborhood associations, business owners, property owners, realtors, students and more.
Brochures and Pamphlets
Our department prints information to educate people about their rights and responsibilities related to illegal discrimination. These brochures can be found in city facilities and in public places around the city. In addition, we have plenty of educational resources available in our office for reference. Our Web site also includes information about agencies and resources that have a wealth of information about these topics on our FAQs and Resources Page.
If you need any communication accommodation related to our resources, please contact our office at 727-893-7345 or 727-892-5259 (TDD/TTY) to request materials in a different format.
Our events are intended to provide equal opportunity for enjoyment to all participants. If you would like to request any particular aids or services pursuant to disability laws, please contact Community Affairs at 727-893-7345 or 727-892-5259 (TDD/TTY).