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Civil Rights Handbook

The Civil Rights Enforcement Section engages in a variety of public education and outreach efforts. This includes developing resource materials such as the latest edition of "Unlawful Discrimination: Your Rights & Remedies", pdf, a civil rights handbook that covers many state and federal civil rights laws. The last previous update of the handbook was in 1990. HTML version

Civil rights handbook [852KB/81pgs]

This 74-page handbook provides a practical guide for the public on California and federal civil rights laws. The nine chapters cover such topics as: hate violence, employment, housing, public accommodations, public assistance, education, medical and health care, miscellaneous anti-discrimination statutes, and peace officer misconduct.

Some 20,000 copies have been distributed to State of California libraries, civil rights organizations and the public. The report is available below in HTML format for access by installed voice synthesizer equipment for visually impaired persons. A copy on audio tape or in Braille may be requested from the Attorney General's Public Inquiry Unit.

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