Civil Rights Division: Selection of Cases and Reasons Matters Were Closed
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV
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CRT was established in 1957 and is the primary institution within the federal government responsible for enforcing federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, handicap, religion, age, familial status, and national origin referred to as protected classes. CRT has grown in size from 15 attorneys in 1958 to 274 attorneys at the end of fiscal year 1999. CRTs responsibilities also grew over this period. CRT enforces the federal Civil Rights Acts the Voting Rights Act VRA of 1965, as amended through 1992 the Fair Housing Act FHA5 the Equal Credit Opportunity Act ECOA the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA the National Voter Registration Act NVRA the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act UOCAVA the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act and additional civil rights provisions contained in other laws and regulations. These laws prohibit discrimination in education, employment, credit, housing, public accommodations and facilities, voting, and certain federally funded and conducted programs.
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