​Complaints must file a complaint prior to the representative contacting you. The NAACP will determine if they can support your claim. All complaints should be filed within 30 days of the act of discrimination ("act of harm") to begin the "informal" counseling ("pre-complaint") process. This is the first step to filing the discrimination complaint and in correlation to the federal government EEOC informal process where a complaint should be filed within 45 days of the act. NAACP Civil Rights / Human Rights / Complaint Process.  

Incidents of discrimination are a grim reality, particularly for communities of color.  The NAACP's complaint process allows people to act and help advocate for change and greater community accountability. 

Reports that are submitted via an email or fax, asking for the witness to fill out a more detailed incident report.  Reports will be used to gather statistics, and advocate for discrimination practices.  Public safety is a civil and a human right, this information will help the NAACP secure this right for everyone in the United States.

Those who report incidents and seek further assistance will be referred to their NAACP State Conferences and Legal Redress Committees and provided a Resource Guide.  The mission is to ensure public safety for all of our communities and to improve the manner in which the United States administers criminal justices.

The NAACP will use this process and other data to advocate for:
  • Implementation of greater accountability measures, and increasing trust between the communities we serve.
  • Improving and simplifying reporting procedures for those who wish to file a workplace or police complaint.
  • Creation of independent oversight bodies and civilian review boards with the sanction and enforcement power.
  • Creation/improvement of workplace and state Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) programs that are independently funded.
  • Building relationships with law enforcement leaders in order to work together to improve police accountability and policing standards.
  • Re-investment into community-oriented policing.
  • Legislation to end racial profiling Diversion programs for the mentally ill. and low-level juvenile and drug offenders.
  • Advocating for laws against racial profiling - because when police officers focus on behavior rather than appearance they catch more criminals.
  • Campaigning for alternatives to incarceration for low-level drug offenders - because when we send these offenders to prison, we needlessly waste money, break up families, and often steer people into a life of crime.
  • Promoting the implementation of education, skills training, rehabilitation, and re-entry programs for the incarcerated - to ensure they become productive members of society once they return.
  • Advocating for an end to mandatory minimum sentences, which have a disproportionate impact on communities of color.
  • Campaigning for the elimination of the death penalty, because it continues to be riddled with racial bias and other grave inconsistencies.

The NAACP believes there is a great opportunity presented by the Government Administration and in the Labor and Justice Department to move the nation towards the "Equal Opportunity and Smart on crime" and will ultimately ensure equal level field for all minorities in the community.  

Legal Complaint / AssistanceThe NAACP Ventura County Chapter works as a liaison between legal agencies and services but does not offer any on-site legal services.

The NAACP Ventura County Chapter, serving Ventura County cities, Camarillo, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Ojai, Oxnard, Oak Park, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Somis, Thousand Oaks, Ventura and West Lake.   If you feel you have been discriminated against and have a complaint regarding the following:

Employment Discrimination
Sex (gender/female discrimination)
SexualOrientationNational Origin (ethnicity discrimination)
Medical Disability
Veteran's Status
Retaliation Whistle-blowing 
Wage and Hour Violations

Consumer Fraud (deceptive and fraudulent practices)
Leasing:  auto or equipment (excessive fees, late fees, hidden fees)
Credit card issues (excessive fees, late fees, hidden fees)
Mortgage issues (excessive fees, late fees, hidden fees, foreclosures, discrimination)
Insurance Issues (excessive fees, late fees, hidden fees)
Predatory lending (discrimination against minorities in lending)
Deceptive billing practices (e.g. cell and telephone charges
False and misleading advertising
Defective products

Public Accommodations
Denial or improper treatment (restaurants, hotels, stores, hair cutting, etc.)
Racial profiling
Housing discrimination

Criminal Law
Racial profiling
Unlawful arrest (battery, unreasonable use of force)

Please fill out the NAACP complaint form,  someone from our staff will contact you.   

Agencies We Recommend for issues concerning employment, please contact:  

Department of Fair Employment and Housing (www.dfeh.ca.gov).

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, with offices located in Oakland and San Francisco (www.eeoc.gov).

ACLU of Southern California 
Defends the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. 

Seek legal assistance.
Los Angeles phone: 213.977.9500
Orange County phone: 714.450.3962
Legal intake: 213.977.5253
Jails project intake: 213.977.9543
Media inquiries: 213.977.5252

​Attorney General's Office
Mailing Address: 
California Department of Justice
Attn: Public Inquiry Unit
P.O. Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550

Ventura County District Attorney
Ventura County Government Center
Hall of Justice
800 S. Victoria Ave., Suite 314
Ventura, CA 93009

Phone (805) 654-2500

Ventura County Public Defender
Address: 800 S Victoria Ave,
Ventura, CA 93009
Phone: (805) 654-2201

Ventura County Legal Aid Agencies
Conejo Free Clinic Legal Services
Address: 80 E Hillcrest Dr Ste 211
City: Thousand Oaks State: CA
Zip: 91360-7881

General Phone: 805-497-3575
Fax: 805-497-4099
Counties Served: Ventura

Case Types: 
Adoption - Bankruptcy -
Consumer - Child Custody, 
Dissolution of Marriage - 
Domestic Violence - Elder Law, 
Employment - Health -
Housing - Immigration  
Individual Rights - Juvenile, Real Estate, 
Termination of Parental Rights

Ventura County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Service Program
Address: 4475 Market St Suite B
City: Ventura State: CA
Zip: 93003-8051
General Phone: 805-650-7599
Fax: 805-650-8059
Intake Phone: 805-650-7599
Counties Served: Ventura

Case Types:
Consumer - Child Custody, 
Dissolution of Marriage, 
Domestic Violence, 
Housing - Case Restrictions: 
Federal poverty guidelines.
Web Site: http://www.vcba.org 

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