Civil Rights Division
The Office of the Attorney General Civil Rights Division performs a number of diverse yet interrelated duties to protect civil rights and build community partnerships:
- We review and respond to constituent complaints involving alleged civil rights violations and discrimination.
- We evaluate possible civil rights violations based on patterns or practices that have a significant impact in Maryland.
- We work closely with other divisions and units at the Office of the Attorney General, the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, Maryland State's Attorneys, Office of the Public Defender, and other government agencies and organizations.
- During the Maryland legislative session, we monitor legislation that involves civil rights or addresses matters relating to discrimination with a view towards making recommendations.
- Furthermore, the Division engages in community outreach activities to educate the public about their civil rights through partnerships with advocacy groups, law enforcement, and the faith community.
Community Resources: Know Your Rights
- US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
The Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status and national origin.
- HUD Fair Housing Laws and Presidential Executive Orders
List of key federal laws and presidential executive orders that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status and disability.
- Maryland Commission on Civil Rights
File a complaint in Maryland regarding issues of employment, housing and public accommodations.
To contact our Civil Rights Division, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 410-576-6300 or 888-743-0023 toll-free.
Reflections in Civil Rights - 2013