Capri Maddox (JD '01) Nominated to Lead Los Angeles Department of Civil and Human Rights
Pepperdine Caruso Law alumna Capri Maddox (JD '01) has been nominated by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to be the first Executive Director of the city's newly-established Department of Civil and Human Rights (CHRD). The department will protect Los Angeles citizens, and anyone who works or visits the city, from discrimination that denies equal treatment in private employment, housing, education, or commerce by initiating and investigating discrimination complaints and enforcing the Los Angeles Civil and Human Rights Ordinance. Maddox is a former president of the Los Angeles Board of Public Works and currently serves as senior advisor to Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer.
From the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti:
"Capri's intellect and powerful sense of justice and equality will make her an outstanding leader of the Department of Civil and Human Rights," said Mayor Garcetti. "Everyone in L.A. should live free of discrimination that denies basic human dignity and violates our rights as Americans. We will stand up for each other, and put our values at the center of all the work that the department will do."
In addition to leading the core responsibilities of the CHRD, the executive director will support and advise the Civil and Human Rights Commission, and work closely alongside government leaders, community members, complainants, employers, landlords, creditors, labor organizations, and other stakeholders. The appointment is subject to City Council confirmation.
The complete announcement may be found here