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1 Joshua Brewster, Deputy Director

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3 Seven members appointed by Governor for four-year terms –David Carter, Vice-Chair, Spencer –John Garcia, Highland –Steven Ramos, McCordsville –Barry Baynard, Greencastle –Tehiji Crenshaw, Evansville –Charles Gidney, Richmond

4 ELIMINATE DISCRIMINATION IN THE STATE OF INDIANA Hear appeals of No Cause findings Hear arguments on objections Make recommendations to legislature Issue Final Orders and Consent Agreements

5 Jamal Smith, Executive Director –Paula Barnett, Executive Assistant Joshua Brewster, Deputy Director Danny Lopez, Education Director Henrietta Poindexter, REPACE Director Marco Deckard, Employment Director Melissa Deering, Intake Director

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7 Christina Catalan, Receptionist Verneda Mills, Case Manager William Lindsey, Case Manager Cindy Haynes, Case Manager Tawanda Sharp, Case Manager

8 THE FRONTLINE Field calls, s, letters, web inquiries Make referrals to other agencies Build and maintain case files Enter case info into databases Assign cases to investigators

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10 Kim Simmons, Investigator Michael Johnson, Investigator Tanya Patterson, Investigator Virginia Hernandez-Ocasio, Investigator

11 INVESTIGATION –Conduct intake interviews –Request documents –Interview witnesses –Inspect property –Attempt conciliation –Analyze evidence Housing cases paid by U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

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13 Bradford Shockney, Investigator Debra Bluitt, Investigator Bernadette Nichols, Disability Investigator Tammy Bibbs, Investigator

14 INVESTIGATION –Conduct intake interviews –Request documents –Interview witnesses –Attempt conciliation –Analyze evidence Cases paid by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

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16 Diane Graves, Mediator Jonathan Gordon, Mediator

17 FACILITATE VOLUNTARY SETTLEMENT Initial contact with Respondents Encourage early settlement negotiation Arrange mediation conferences Conduct mediation conferences Draft settlement agreements

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19 Michael Healy, Attorney Fred Bremer, Attorney

20 PROSECUTE CAUSE CASES Facilitate settlement Conduct discovery Draft pleadings and motions Represent Commission/Complainants before ALJ or State Court

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22 Appointed by the Commission Schedules legal proceedings Rules on motions Presides over public hearings Issues proposed findings

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24 PAYS THE BILLS Processes staff payroll Monitors agency contracts Applies for grants Coordinates budget

25 Filed AssignedCold Call InvestigateNoF Appeal LitigationProposed Finding ObjectionsFinal Order State Court Appeal

26 Indiana Civil Rights Commission 100 North Senate Avenue, Room N103 Indianapolis, Indiana (800)


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