If you have a Legal Redress, Civil/Human Rights or Discrimination complaint that needs to be investigated, please email our Legal Redress Team at firstname.lastname@example.org with your complete form (link above)
The Chesterfield County Branch NAACP Legal Redress Committee is not a law firm; we do not have a staff of attorneys nor do we give legal advice. At the most, we can investigate your complaint and/or refer you to the proper agency/authority/attorney to handle your complaint. We can and are willing to be partners in mediation if you believe that you have experienced discrimination on the bases of race, gender, religion, native origin, sexual orientation or other circumstances.
We do not take complaints over the phone or without a completed Complaint Form. We will only investigate or make referrals for complaints that are for violations within our purview – civil and human rights violations or discriminatory in nature in keeping with our mission statement.The NAACP’s principal objective is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority citizens of the United States and eliminate race prejudice. The NAACP seeks to remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes. This mission is accomplished by seeking the enactment and enforcement of federal, state and local laws securing civil rights, and by informing the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination. From school desegregation, fair housing, employment and voter registration, top health care and equal economic opportunity, the NAACP is working successfully with allies of all races. Complaints submitted to and litigated on the behalf to the NAACP, play a significant role in establishing legal precedents in order to improve the quality of life of America’s downtrodden.
Please be advised that filing a discrimination complaint with the Chesterfield County Branch NAACP does not mean that the Chesterfield County Branch NAACP will be representing you in any legal matter. If you believe you have a discrimination claim, you must file a claim with the appropriate State or Federal agency in a timely manner. Failure to do so may prevent you from pursuing a claim in a court of law.
Finally, it is extremely important that you understand that Legal Redress Committee is a volunteer committee. This does not imply that we are lawyers or that we have judicial authority. Our Mission is to provide fact finding, mediation, and to match needs with resources where and whenever possible. National & State NAACP services are also contingent on availability of funds and volunteers.
Once you've contacted our Legal Redress Team via email with your completed form, someone from our Legal Redress Team will get in contact with you. You may also mail your completed form marked “Confidential" to Chesterfield County Branch NAACP: PO Box 4093 Chester, VA 23831 ATTEN: Legal Redress Team