Civil Rights Compliance

Welcome to the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s (AZDPS) Crime Victim Services (CVS) Civil Rights Compliance web page. As a recipient of federal financial assistance, AZDPS is required to ensure that sub-recipients comply with federal and state statutes and regulations that prohibit discrimination in federally assisted programs or activities. This includes hiring on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age and disability, and the delivery of services or benefits.

Civil Rights Compliance
To assess your agency’s Civil Rights compliance, review the Civil Rights Compliance Checklist.

Civil Rights Policy
AZDPS CVS Civil Rights Policy lays out the procedures U.S. Department of Justice grant program sub-recipients must use to respond to discrimination complaints from their employees, clients, customers, program participants or consumers. For questions or help, please contact the AZDPS CVS Civil Rights Complaint Coordinator at

Online Training
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has developed online training for its funding recipients. The AZDPS, in partnership with the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC), has made this Civil Rights training available to all of its sub-recipients. The Civil Rights Contact Person identified in the sub-recipient’s AZDPS VOCA grant application is responsible for civil rights compliance and must complete this annual training.

Each sub-recipient’s Civil Rights Contact Person must complete five training modules. Review the Civil Rights Training Information webpage to learn more about this required training.

Training Help
For assistance or more information on Civil Rights training, please contact the AZDPS CVS at