Title VI Program

SJCOG's Title VI Program reflects our commitment to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and to ensure that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity.  Please see SJCOG notice regarding the public's rights under Title VI.

Meaningful Access to Limited English Proficient (LEP) Persons

Presidential Executive Order 13166 requires SJCOG to implement measures to ensure that people who speak limited English have meaningful access to federally conducted and federally funded programs and activities. SJCOG’s LEP Plan outlines the full outreach plan for individuals with LEP. Key elements of this plan include:  

  • Translating vital documents into the largest LEP language – Spanish. The agency will determine, on a case-by-case basis, the effectiveness and appropriateness to translate other, non-vital documents. 
  • Tailor county-based public participation activities to reflect a diverse population 
  • Translate selected Regional Transportation Plan materials in Spanish language 
  • Provide Spanish speaking translators (upon request) for meetings and workshops 

SJCOG Non-Discrimination Policy 

It is SJCOG’s policy to comply with state and federal laws and regulations including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and other federal discrimination laws and regulations, as well as the Unruh Civil Rights Act of 1959, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and other California State discrimination laws and regulations. SJCOG does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity in conducting its business. SJCOG prohibits discrimination by its employees, contractors and consultants. 

Title VI Complaint Procedures

SJCOG has developed a process for investigating all Title VI complaints that is consistent with federal guidelines. Members of the public may file a signed, written complaint within sixty (60) calendar days from the date of alleged discrimination. Full details for filing a complaint and SJCOG’s procedures for investigating complaints can be found in the Title VI Complaint Procedures document (also available in Spanish). 

The complaint should include (at a minimum) the following information:     

  • Name, mailing address and contact information (telephone number, email address, etc.)
  • Basis of complaint (i.e. race, color, or national origin) 
  • Date of alleged discriminatory act(s) How, when, where, and why the Complainant alleges he/she was discriminated against. Include the location, names, and contact information of any witnesses. 
  • Other relevant information 

The completed Title VI Complaint form | Formulario de denuncia española should be sent by email to info@sjcog.org or by mail to: 

San Joaquin Council of Governments 
Title VI Coordinator
 555 East Weber Avenue 
Stockton, CA 95202