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Physical address:
OACO
421 SW Oak Street, Suite 770
Portland, OR 97204


Mailing address:
OACO
1819 SW 5th Ave, #313  
Portland, OR 97201  

 

 

 

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

OACO.mail@state.or.us

Phone: 503-302-9725
Fax: 503-473-8519
Oregon Advocacy Commissions Office Staff:
Lucy Baker                                                 Nancy Kramer
Administrator                                             Executive Assistant 
 
 
 

Community Referrals and Assistance

The Oregon Advocacy Commissions Office collaborates with the Advocacy Commissions to provide referral for community members who experience problems in areas of concern to the Commissions. We can refer community members to resources, including low cost or pro bono legal service, complaint processes, conflict resolution and services. The OACO and the Oregon Advocacy Commissions cannot offer legal advice, counselling, or direct service but we are knowledgeable in community and state resources and can help make connection.
 
 

Public Records Requests (PRR)

The Oregon Advocacy Commissions Office (OACO) responds to requests for public records in the general way described in the Oregon Department of Administrative Services' (DAS) Public Records Requests policy (pdf).

The policy outlines the fees the department charges for records, and the process the agency uses to fulfill requests. For more detail, view the answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Please choose one of the following methods to request public records from OACO:
1. Email your request to the administrator of the OACO with "PRR" included in the subject line.

OR

2. Mail a written request to this address:
Oregon Advocacy Commissions Office
1819 SW 5th Avenue, #313
Portland, OR 97201
 
 
 

File A Complaint

Discrimination in Employment, Housing, Public Accommodation or Vocational/Career Schools
If you believe you have experienced unlawful discrimination or retaliation in Employment, Housing, Public Accommodation or Vocational/Career Schools, go to the Bureau of Labor and Industries Civil Rights Division Complaint Process


Hate Crimes
The Oregon Department of Justice Hate Crime Report Form is intended to inform the Oregon Department of Justice about potential hate crimes. This is not a substitute for filing a police report with a federal, state or local law enforcement agency. For more information, visit the website of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cid/civilrights/hate.htm


Discrimination
The Oregon Commission on Black Affairs also accepts complaints from citizens who feel they have been discriminated against. Fill out the OCBA's Citizen's Complaint Form​​ and sign it. 

The OACO cannot offer legal advice or conduct an investigation, but will offer referrals to other agencies who can be of service to you.


Send the completed form to the Oregon Advocacy Commissions Office (OACO) by one of these methods:

Fax: 503-473-8519
 
U.S. Mail:
 
OACO Administrator
1819 SW 5th Avenue, #313
Portland, OR 97201
 
 
Once your signed complaint form is received it will be reviewed to determine what action and/or referral to take on behalf of the constituent and you will be contacted. You may receive a follow up email or phone call from the OACO or the OCBA about your Complaint, for further details.  
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