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

May 20, 2024 – In First Year, Statewide Anti-Hate Hotline Connects Hundreds of Californians with Support in Response to 1,000+ Reported Acts of Hate. View press release in English or Spanish
May 17, 2024 – Civil Rights Council Releases Proposed Regulations to Protect Against Employment Discrimination in Automated Decision-Making Systems. View press release in English or Spanish
May 13, 2024 – Civil Rights Department's May Newsletter
May 9, 2024 – During Mental Health Awareness Month, Civil Rights Department Mediation Results in $230K+ Settlement for Former Social Work Student. 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

May 14, 2024 - MICOP & DIR: CRD Civil Rights 101 Presentation Website
May 15, 2024 - California Civil Rights Department (CRD) presents: Employment Discrimination 101 (part of a monthly webinar series) Website
May 16, 2024 - City of Brentwood: Senior Resource Fair Website
May 16, 2024 - AASCSC: 2024 Ma(n)y Celebration Website RSVP
May 18, 2024 - ONEgeneration's 15th Annual Senior Symposium - Health Fair Website
May 18, 2024 - Kern County: Older Americans’ Month Community Resource Fair Website
May 18, 2024 - Oakland Roots SC AAPI Heritage Night Tickets
May 22, 2024 - Commission on the State of Hate Meeting
May 23, 2024 - California Civil Rights Department & ERTSC Present: Managing Pregnant Workers and New Parent Leave Obligations Website
May 24, 2024 - CCTRP-LA: Female Community Reentry Program Presentation


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