Report Discriminatory or Racially Charged Incidents

In Framingham, everyone who lives here or visits has a shared responsibility to help make the community welcoming for everyone. This means we should all work together to make sure that each person feels accepted and included, no matter who they are. It's really important how we handle situations where there might be unfair treatment, hate, or bias in our community.

Making sure that each person feels like they can speak up and share their thoughts in Framingham is really important. This way, people can talk about any problems they see in the community. Right below, there are some helpful resources that have been made recently. These resources are meant to help you take meaningful steps based on your own experiences.

If you ever come across or see unfair treatment, hate, bias, or discrimination, we really hope you use the helpful resources listed below:

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)

The MCAD is the independent state agency that enforces the Massachusetts anti-discrimination laws by investigating Discrimination Complaints to determine if the case may proceed to conciliation or a public hearing at the Commission. The MCAD also offers remedial and preventative training and publishes resources online such as model policies, posters, and guides.

Civil Rights Division

The Civil Rights Division enforces federal laws that protect you from discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, disability status, sex, religion, familial status, or loss of other constitutional rights. If you believe your civil rights, or someone else’s, have been violated, submit a report using the Civil Rights Division online form.

Middlesex County District Attorney's Office - Reports Motivated by Hate/Bias

The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office serves the largest county in New England, covering 54 diverse cities and towns. We prosecute cases across 12 district courts, 4 juvenile courts, and 2 superior courts.

Our core mission is to protect and serve the people who work, live, and raise their families in Middlesex County. Assistant District Attorneys, Victim Witness Advocates, Paralegals, and other talented professionals pursue this mission through exhaustive investigations, fair prosecutions, and compassionate victim advocacy.