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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
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:
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws that prohibit disability discrimination.
- The Fair Housing Act (FHA)
- The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA)
- The Equal Educational Opportunities Act (EEOA) and other laws that prohibit discrimination in schools.
- Title II of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, and national origin in places of public accommodation.
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, and national origin by programs that receive federal financial assistance.
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, and religion by state and local government employers.
- The anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), which prohibits employment discrimination based on citizenship status and national origin.
- Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act (USERRA)
- The Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
- The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA)
- The Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA)
- The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act and other laws that prohibit law enforcement misconduct.
- The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act
* Sexual Harassment In Housing Toolkit
* Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) Toolkit
* Disability Rights Section/ADA Toolkit
American's with Disabilities Act: Information for Law Enforcement (ada.gov)
Civil Rights Press Releases
U.S. Attorney's Office Files Suit Against Landlord Alleging Sexual Harassment of Tenant
U.S. Attorney’s Office Resolves Complaint about Wheelchair-Accessibility of Concentra Urgent Care Facility in Downtown Denver
Justice Department Announces New Language Access Law Enforcement Initiative
U.S. Attorney’s Office Reaches Settlement with City of Denver and Concert Promoters Relating to Overcharging for Wheelchair-Accessible Seating at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
U.S. Attorney’s Office Gets Relief Under ADA for 10-Year-Old Deaf Soccer Player
Justice Department Settles Investigation into Language Barriers in the Colorado Administrative Court System
U.S. Attorney’s Office Enforces Americans with Disabilities Act Against Airport Parking Company
Colorado U.S. Attorney Announces Settlement With Walmart Over Discrimination Claim By Naval Reservist
U.S. Attorney's Office Resolves Complaint From Customer With HIV Who Was Refused Service By Tattoo Artist
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Agrees to New Policies to Improve Communication with Individuals Who Are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
U.S. Attorney's Office Resolves Fair Housing Act Claims Against Snowmass Village Homeowners Association For Refusing To Allow Disabled Resident To Live With Assistance Dog