The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission (HCRC) is responsible for protecting individuals from discrimination in the state. This commission is authorized to investigate, hold hearings, and enforce anti-discrimination laws. It can also appoint an executive director, hearing examiners, investigators, and other personnel to carry out its functions. The HCRC also provides an educational website with information about civil rights.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are devoted to guaranteeing that all children and families have equal access to programs and services of the child welfare system. The Children's Office, an office of the HHS, administers funding for child welfare agencies and state court systems and offers guidance and technical assistance regarding child welfare laws and policies.
HHS also enacts federal rules and policies governing Title IV-B and IV-E agencies. The DOJ is responsible for making sure that state court systems and child welfare agencies comply with Title VI and its enforcement regulations. It also ensures that federal funding agencies consistently apply Title VI in all their activities. Any condition, restriction or prohibition that limits the use or occupation of real estate for protection reasons is void, except for the limitation on grounds of religion.
Individuals in Hawaii have the right to receive social services consistent with their beliefs and values from government agencies. The HCRC is responsible for protecting these rights by investigating any discriminatory practices, holding hearings, and enforcing anti-discrimination laws. The DOJ and HHS are also committed to ensuring that all children and families receive equal access to programs and services of the child welfare system.