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

  • November 15, 2022 – CRD’s November Newsletter. View Newsletter (PDF)
  • October 21, 2022 – Court of Appeal Denies Request to Dismiss CRD’s Case Against Activision Blizzard. View Press Release (PDF)
  • October 17, 2022 – California Civil Rights Department Finds Widespread Housing Discrimination Against Federal Housing Choice Vouchers. View Press Release (PDF)

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

Public Notices and Events

  • November 22, 2022 – Assemblymember Carlos Villapudua: Veterans Stand Down. View Website
  • December 1, 2022 – Commission the State of Hate Meeting. View Website
  • December 13, 2022 – Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California: RA Conference. Register

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