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Civil Rights Enforcement

The United States Attorney’s Office, in coordination with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, vigorously enforces federal civil rights laws throughout the state of Colorado. These laws prohibit discrimination, protect the constitutional rights of residents, and affirm equal opportunity for all. The U.S. Attorney’s Office enforces civil rights through civil litigation and criminal prosecution and, in all cases, represents the interests of the United States.

Community Resources

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has a variety of educational brochures that explain federal civil rights protections, including protections in the areas of housing, education, and employment. To request brochures, email

The U.S. Attorney’s Office also offers trainings on civil rights topics. For information about our community work and trainings, please visit the Community Outreach page.

Civil Rights Complaints

The U.S. Attorney’s Office welcomes information from the public that brings to our attention possible violations of our nation's civil rights laws. Civil rights complaints can be submitted by email, mail, or phone. You do not need a special form to submit a complaint, but we recommend using the form below:

To submit a complaint by email, complete and save the form above, and email it to:

To submit a complaint by mail, print and complete the form above, and mail it to:

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado
Civil Rights Intake Coordinator
1801 California St., Suite 1600
Denver, CO 80202

To submit a complaint by phone, call 303-454-0100.

Language interpretation and disability accommodations are available upon request.

Federal Civil Rights Statutes

For information about the civil rights laws we enforce, please click on the following links:



*  Service Members Toolkit

Sexual Harassment In Housing Toolkit

Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) Brochure

Americans with Disabilities Act Guidance

          ADA Update: A Primer for Small Business

          ADA Requirements: Effective Communication

          Commonly Asked Questions About the ADA and Law Enforcement

          Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA


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Updated June 10, 2024