The Civil Rights Team Project (CRTP) is a school-based anti-bias program housed in the Maine Office of the Attorney General. The foundation of the CRTP is the Maine Civil Rights Act. The mission of the CRTP is to increase the safety of elementary, middle level, and high school students by reducing bias-motivated behaviors and harassment in our schools. We accomplish this by working with schools and encouraging them to think and talk about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, physical and mental disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression) and sexual orientation.
The Civil Rights Team Project supports the formation and activity of student civil rights teams. Civil rights teams exist as a school-based extracurricular activity. Through their project initiatives, civil rights teams promote school environments that are safe, welcoming, and respectful for students of all identities. We are currently working with more than 175 elementary, middle level, and high schools all across the state.
Visit our website: www.maine.gov/ag/civil_rights