Skip Navigation
Home
 
Crime Stoppers
 
Confidential Tips
 
News
 
Contact Us
 
FAQ
  The V.I. Department of Justice will provide excellent, independent, and ethical legal services for the U.S. Virgin Islands in order to achieve justice and to assert, protect, and defend the rights of the people.
Office of the Attorney General
History
Solicitor General Division
Civil Division
Criminal Division
Domestic Violence Unit
Family/Special Victims Unit
Special Investigations Division
White Collar Crime and Public Corruption Section
The Division of Gaming Enforcement
Virgin Islands Civil Rights Commission
Paternity & Child Support Division
Victim Services Unit
Sexual Offender Registry
  VIRGIN ISLANDS CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION
 
Department og Justice, St. Croix    
The mission of the Virgin Islands Civil Rights Commission (VICRC) is to prevent and eliminate discrimination and to encourage and promote the development of programs that insure every individual has an equal opportunity to participate fully in the economic, cultural and intellectual life of the Territory. 

Under the supervision of a Director, VICRC administers the Virgin Islands Civil Rights Act, Title 10 of the Virgin Islands Code. Its duties include the investigation of complaints filed in the areas of employment, public accommodation, or housing alleging discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or religion. It is also responsible for investigating whistleblower complaints.

The Virgin Islands Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment and public accommodations (such as restaurants and hotels) based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

The Virgin Islands Civil Rights Act also prohibits discrimination in housing. It is illegal to use race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability as a basis to refuse to sell or rent; refuse to make a mortgage loan; impose different terms or conditions on a loan; or refuse reasonable accommodations for a disability.

Under the Virgin Islands Whistleblowers Protection Act, employees who work for the government or a government contractor cannot be disciplined or fired in retaliation for filing a whistleblower complaint that alleges wrongdoing.




 
Grethelyn D. Piper
Executive Director
Virgin Islands Civil Rights Commission
Department of Justice
34-38 Kronprindsens Gade
GERS Building, 2nd Floor
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802

Telephone: (340) 774-5666
 
  
 
  
 
What are your office hours?
 
The Civil Rights Commission Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.
 
How can I tell if I have been discriminated against?
 
If you feel you were treated unfairly because of your race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, or sex.
 
Is a there a deadline for filing a complaint?
 
You must file a complaint with the Commission within 365 days of the date the alleged act of discrimination took place.
 
How do I file a complaint?
 
You can begin the process by downloading one of our technical assistance questionnaires online or you may come into the VICRC Office on St. Thomas or St. Croix to fill out a questionnaire in person.
 
Is there a fee to file a complaint with your office?
 
No fee is assessed for filing a complaint with the Civil Rights Commission.
 
Can I lose my job for filing a discrimination complaint?
 
No. Under the Civil Rights Law an employee is protected from disciplinary action or termination by his or her employer for filing a discrimination complaint.