Agency Mission: The mission of the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) is to eliminate discrimination through civil and human rights law enforcement and to establish equal opportunity and justice for all persons within the state through advocacy and education.
Statutory Authority: Connecticut General Statutes, Chapter 814c. Link directly to the Connecticut General Statutes at: CT General Statutes 2011
It is the statutory responsibility of the Commission to:
- Enforce human rights laws that ban illegal discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and credit transactions.
- Monitor compliance with state contract compliance laws and with laws requiring affirmative action in state agency personnel practices.
- Establish equal opportunity and justice for all persons in Connecticut through education and outreach activities.
Link to historical overview of Commission's purpose.