The Civil Rights Commission, under the supervision of a Director, administers the United States Virgin Islands Civil Rights Law as per Chapter 5 of Title 10 of the Virgin Islands Code. It is responsible for the investigation of all complaints alleging discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, religion, or political affiliation. Its responsibility has been expanded to monitor, record, classify and analyze hate crimes and sexual harassment claims.
In the administration of its duties the division is authorized to hold fact-finding hearings, conduct major investigations and research projects, and to sponsor conferences to gather and disseminate information relating to human rights and human rights problems. In furtherance of this authority, the division has the power to impose sanctions or to provide specific remedies in individual cases.