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

  • September 20, 2023 – View CRD's September Newsletter
  • September 6, 2023 – Civil Rights Department Launches New Online Interactive Guide to Help Combat Violations of California’s Fair Chance Act. View press release in English or Spanish
  • August 31, 2023 – Civil Rights Department Releases Statewide Demographic Breakdown of Employee Pay Data for 2021. 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

  • October 3, 2023 – CalTrans EEOP: Investigation Presentation
  • October 6, 2023 – Yolo Farmworkers Festival. View Website
  • October 12, 2023 – The Regional Task Force on Homelessness – Fair Housing Presentation
  • October 17, 2023 – State Water Resources Control Board – National Disability Employment Awareness Month Presentation
  • October 24, 2023 – Justice in Aging: Source of Income Discrimination Training. View Website

Communication Center: 800-884-1684 (voice), 800-700-2320 (TTY) or
California's Relay Service at 711 |