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Non discrimination policy

The Pennsylvania Coalition to Advance Respect does not discriminate in programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct including acts of sexual violence such as rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation and coercion), gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military or veteran status,  genetic information,  or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Retaliation is also prohibited.

Unlawful discrimination has no place at PCAR and offends the organization’s core values which include a commitment to equal opportunity and inclusion. All PCAR employees, partners, and program participants are expected to join with and uphold this commitment.

Any member of the PCAR community, including employees, beneficiaries, and program participants, has the right to raise concerns or make a complaint regarding discrimination under this policy without fear of retaliation.  Any and all inquiries regarding the application of this statement and related policies may be referred to: PCAR, Joyce Lukima, COO, (717) 728-9740 or  Complaints may also be filed with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission or the Department of Justice, Office of Civil Rights.