California Department of Justice
The Office of the Attorney General has taken aggressive measures to improve civil rights enforcement in the State of California. Shortly after taking office, the Attorney General created a separate section within the Public Rights Division of the California Attorney General's Office, the Civil Rights Enforcement Section, that is dedicated exclusively to the enforcement of civil rights laws. In January of 1999, the California Attorney General Office's civil rights program was staffed with only two attorneys. The Civil Rights Enforcement Section is now staffed with eight attorneys.