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Statement of Commitment

We at DFW are Committed to Accessibility!

The Division of Fish and Wildlife strives to provide services and products in a way that respects the dignity and independence of people with physical and mental disabilities, and persons with Limited English Proficiency.

This program receives Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Under Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. We are committed to giving persons with disabilities the same opportunity to access our facilities, products and services, in the most efficient and similar way as others.

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) – is defined as the inability to speak, read, write, or understand the English language at a level that permits a service recipient to interact effectively with staff in accessing services and benefits. Executive Order 13166 (August 11, 2000) requires all agencies that receive federal funding to provide services that are accessible to persons with Limited English Proficiency. Not providing services that are accessible constitutes discrimination based on national origin. If there is a language barrier, every effort will be made to locate appropriate interpreter services.

 
Who do I contact?

If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility, or if you need more information, please write to:

Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Civil Rights

Department of the Interior

1849 C Street, NW

Washington, D. C. 20240

The U.S. Department of Justice works to achieve equal opportunity for people with disabilities by implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Executive Order 12250.  You have a right to file a complaint alleging disability discrimination against any government agency regarding access to programs, facilities, or activities.

If you or someone else has experienced a civil rights violation, please contact the Department of Justice in writing at:

U.S. Department of Justice

Civil Rights Division

950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20530-0001

Or Submit a Formal Complaint at https://civilrights.justice.gov/report/

We’re always looking for ways to improve how we provide accommodations for all our valued customers. Your feedback, ideas, comments, or concerns are encouraged. If you would like to make a report locally, please call 340-773-1082 ext. 2221 or the DPNR Hotline at DPNR Hotline (vi.gov).