The purpose of the Civil Rights Committee is to:
- Address civil rights issues relating to political, educational, social, and economic equality.
- Facilitate a free exchange of ideas and views among attorney general offices regarding civil rights issues.
- Provide education and training for the attorney general community regarding both the appropriate enforcement of civil rights laws as well as the defense of civil rights claims made against client agencies.
- Disseminate information on news, emerging issues, and best practices in the civil rights arena.