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

February 14, 2024 – Civil Rights Department Announces $110,000 Mediated Settlement to Resolve Alleged Failure by Assisted Living Facilities to Accommodate Seniors with Disabilities. View press release in English or Spanish
February 13, 2024 – Civil Rights Department's February Newsletter
February 1, 2024 – Civil Rights Department Announces Opening of 2023 Pay Data Reporting Period. View press release in English or Spanish
January 18, 2024 – Amid Ongoing Reports of Increased Hate Activity, Civil Rights Department Highlights Resources and New Materials to Help Connect Californians with Support. 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

February 17, 2024 - California Association of Student Councils: Youth Action Summit of CA. Website
February 18, 2024 - 8th Annual Los Angeles Black History Month Festival.Website
February 20, 2024 - AgSafe: ACTIVATE24 Conference.Website
February 21, 2024 - California Civil Rights Department (CRD) presents: Fair Housing 101 (part of a monthly webinar series) Register or View Flyer
February 22, 2024 - Northern California Employment Round Table and Employment Round Table of Southern California Present: Fair Chance Hiring Overview (Including 2023 Regulations!) Register
February 22, 2024 - Commission on the State of Hate Meeting
February 28, 2024 - The California Department of Housing and Community Development: Tenant Protections. Register
March 20, 2024 - Commission on the State of Hate Meeting
March 20, 2024 - Commission on the State of Hate Community Forum
April 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