Title VI Overview
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed to ensure the people of the United States receive equal treatment, rights and opportunities regardless of race, color, or national origin. Title VI of that Act prohibits discrimination in federally funded programs.“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Any person who applies for or receives any benefit or service provided by Families Free may file a complaint if he or she has had unfair or different treatment because of race, color, or national origin. Complaints must be filed in writing with the Title VI representative at PO Box 5645, Johnson City, TN 37602; or with the appropriate regional or central office of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services; or with the Office of Civil Rights, 101 Marietta Tower, Suite 2706, Atlanta, Georgia 30323.