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The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, created in 1957 by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Division enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status and national origin.

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Housing Authority of Los Angeles County and the Cities of Lancaster, California, and Palmdale, California, Agree to Settle Fair Housing Claims in the Antelope Valley for $2 Million
Monday, July 20, 2015
(Press Release)
Agreement Resolves Allegations that Defendants Discriminated Against Section 8 Voucher Holders on the Basis of Race
Justice Department Reaches Settlements with Multiple Health Care Providers to Stop Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities Under the Barrier Free Health Care Initiative
Monday, July 20, 2015
(Press Release)
The Justice Department has reached three additional settlements with health care providers to ensure that they are complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Justice Department Reaches Settlement in Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Maricopa County, Arizona, and Maricopa County Sheriff
Friday, July 17, 2015
(Press Release)
The Department of Justice reached a partial settlement in its civil rights lawsuit against Maricopa County, Arizona, and Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio.

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Justice Department Announces Findings of Two Civil Rights Investigations in Ferguson, Missouri (3/4/15)
Departments of Justice and Education Issue Guidance to Ensure Equal Opportunities for English Learner Students (1/7/15)
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Justice Department Statement on Federal Court Ruling Against Texas Voter Identification Law (10/9/14)
Attorney General Holder, Secretary Duncan, Announce Guidance Package on Providing Quality Education Services to America's Confined Youth (12/8/14)
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Vanita Gupta
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Civil Rights Division
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