The Title VI Newsletter, https://www.justice.gov/crt/page/file/925946/download, is now available. Each January we commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose resilience, sacrifice, and faith in justice was instrumental in so many ways, including in compelling the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This Winter 2017 issue continues our efforts to share information on important federal agency action to enforce Title VI – the law that prohibits race, color, and national origin discrimination by recipients of federal financial assistance.
During this month of reflection and resolution, we highlight examples of the federal agencies’ Title VI efforts, recognizing that this work rests on the shoulders of history and was informed by engagement with the American people. In this issue’s Agency Spotlight, Naomi Berry-Perez, Director of the Civil Rights Center at the U.S. Department of Labor, discusses the agency’s latest efforts grounded in Title VI, including the recently published regulation implementing the nondiscrimination provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act. We also feature Frequently Asked Questions on the application of Title VI in the context of health care programs and activities. Please read on for news of recent Title VI settlement agreements, an update to the Title VI Legal Manual, briefs, outreach activities, and more. To sign up for egovdelivery of the Title VI Newsletter, [go to https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOJ/subscriber/new?qsp=997.]

Christine Stoneman
Acting Chief
Federal Coordination and Compliance Section
Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Justice