About the Colorado Division of Civil Rights

Who We Are

The Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD) is charged with enforcing Colorado’s anti-discrimination laws in the areas of employment (Colorado Revised Statutes § 24-34-402), housing (Colorado Revised Statutes §24-34-502), and public accommodations (Colorado Revised Statutes § 24-34-602).  We promote awareness of civil rights laws through training and education to groups and individuals across the state.  We work in cooperation with federal and local agencies, such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development/Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (HUD/FHEO), as well as community-based organizations that promote and protect civil rights.  CCRD maintains formal cooperative agreements with EEOC and HUD/FHEO to avoid duplication of efforts on those cases where joint jurisdiction (state and federal) exits. Read more >>


Cases We Handle

The Civil Rights Division investigates claims involving discrimination based on a protected class in employment, housing and places of public accommodation. Read more >> 

Civil Rights Commission

The Colorado Civil Rights Commission is a seven-member, bipartisan board whose mission is to conduct hearings regarding illegal discriminatory practices, advise the Governor and General Assembly regarding policies and legislation that address illegal discrimination, review appeals of cases investigated and dismissed by CCRD, and adopt and amend rules and regulations to be followed in enforcement of Colorado's statutes prohibiting discrimination. Read more >>

Civil Rights Director

Aubrey Elenis was appointed Director of the Colorado Civil Rights Division in June 2016. She is a former investigator for the Colorado Civil Rights Division, a prominent Colorado attorney, an active member of the community, and a passionate defender of civil rights. Read more >>  

Contact Information

Colorado Division of Civil Rights
1560 Broadway, Suite 825
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-2997   |   Hotline Espanol:720-432-4294   |   Fax: 303-894-7570   |   Email: Click Here