The City of Detroit’s Department of Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity (CRIO) was formerly known as the Human Rights Department. The department investigates complaints of discrimination of a protected class, sexual harassment and workplace violence. CRIO is also responsible for maintaining the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) plan and enforcing the American Disabilities Act.
In addition, the Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity office is responsible for the certification of Detroit Headquartered, Detroit Based, and Small Businesses. We also certify Women, Minority and Start-Up businesses as well as Section Three Certification. We monitor the inclusion of Detroit Based Contractors and Detroit Residents on a multitude of development projects happening throughout the City of Detroit.