California’s Civil Rights Agency

The Civil Rights Department is the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. The mission of the CRD is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, businesses, and state-funded programs, and from bias-motivated violence and human trafficking.

CRD News and Alerts

June 19, 2024 – Civil Rights Department Obtains $15 Million Settlement Agreement with Snapchat Over Alleged Sex-Based Employment Discrimination. View press release in English or Spanish
June 12, 2024 – Civil Rights Department Secures Settlement Over Alleged Threat of Eviction Tied to Oxnard Family’s Perceived Immigration Status. View press release in English or Spanish
June 11, 2024 – Civil Rights Department Submits Comment Letter in Support of Federal Proposal to Reduce Barriers to Housing for People with Criminal Records. View press release in English or Spanish
June 7, 2024 – View CRD's June Newsletter
May 30, 2024 – As Part of Statewide Outreach Campaign, California vs Hate Launches Pride Tour to Help Ensure All Californians Know There Is Support When You Report. View press release in English or Spanish

Get the latest information about the Civil Rights Department (CRD) from our CRD News page.

Public Notices and Events

June 19, 2024 - California Civil Rights Department (CRD) presents: Fair Housing 101 (part of a monthly webinar series) Register
June 19, 2024 - Riverside Juneteenth Family Festival Event Information
June 19, 2024 - Rialto Juneteenth Jam Event Information
June 19, 2024 - Buena Park Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Website
June 20, 2024 - Workplace Insights with Shaw Law Group: LGBTQ rights in the workplace Register
June 22, 2024 - Chico Pride Website
June 22, 2024 - Bakersfield Juneteenth Park Celebration Website
June 23, 2024 - Boys & Girls Club of South San Luis Obispo: Oceano Day of the Child Community Resource Fair Website
June 23, 2024 - Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, LLP: Annual Employment Law Conference Website
June 29, 2024 - San Francisco Pride Website
June 29, 2024 - Nevada County: Juneteenth Community Gathering and Potluck Website
July 24, 2024 - Commission on the State of Hate Meeting


Communication Center: 800-884-1684 (voice), 800-700-2320 (TTY) or
California's Relay Service at 711 | contact.center@calcivilrights.ca.gov