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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

99 New York Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20226

202-648-8500
http://www.atf.gov

DIRECTOR Regina Lombardo, Acting
Associate Deputy Director Marvin G. Richardson
Chief Operating Officer Marvin G. Richardson
https://www.atf.gov/about-atf/executive-staff

The above list of key personnel was updated 5–2020.

The above list of key personnel was updated 5–2020.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives protects the public from crimes involving arson, explosives, firearms, and the diversion of alcohol and tobacco products; regulates lawful commerce in explosives and firearms; and supports law enforcement, public safety, and industry partners worldwide.

ESTABLISHMENT AND ORGANIZATION

On June 6, 1972, Acting Secretary of the Treasury Charles E. Walker signed an order affecting the Department's organization and procedure. Order No. 221 transferred "the functions, powers and duties of the Internal Revenue Service arising under laws relating to alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives (including the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Division of the Internal Revenue Service), to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms . . . which is hereby established." On June 10, 1972, Treasury Department Order 221 was published as a notice in the Federal Register (37 FR 11696).

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-1972-06-10/pdf/FR-1972-06-10.pdf

On November 25, 2002, President George W. Bush approved Public Law 107–296, which also may be cited as the Homeland Security Act of 2002, "to establish the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes" (116 Stat. 2135). One of the other purposes was to separate the functions of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). The alcohol and tobacco excise tax functions and regulations remained within the Department of the Treasury, and a new bureau became responsible for them. The Act also transferred ATF firearms and explosives functions to the Department of Justice and made the newly established Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATFE) responsible for them (116 Stat. 2274).

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/STATUTE-116/pdf/STATUTE-116-Pg2135.pdf

The ATFE posts an organizational chart on its website.

https://www.atf.gov/about/organization-structure

STATUTORY AND REGULATORY AUTHORITIES

"Subchapter XI—Department of Justice Divisions" is part of "Chapter 1—Homeland Security Organization" in 6 U.S.C. Parts 531–533 contain codified statutory material associated with the transfer of the ATFE to the Department of Justice.

https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/prelim@title6/chapter1/subchapter11&edition=prelim

Rules and regulations that affect firearms and ammunition, explosives, alcohol and tobacco, and explosive license and permit proceedings are codified in chapter II, parts 400–799, of 27 CFR.

https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=c5bb1cb9dbe3c7d2134a728d6b30c7ea&mc=true&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title27/27chapterII.tpl

ACTIVITIES

The ATFE enforces Federal criminal laws and regulates the firearms and explosives industries. Directly and through partnerships, the ATFE investigates and deters violent crime involving arson, firearms and explosives, and trafficking of alcohol and tobacco products. The Bureau provides training and support to its Federal, State, local, and international law enforcement partners and works primarily in 25 field divisions nationwide, including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. It also has foreign offices in Canada, El Salvador, Mexico, and Europe.

https://www.atf.gov/about/what-we-do

Sources of Information

Archived Records

The "Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States" indicates that ATFE records have been assigned to record group 436.

https://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/436.html

Career Opportunities

Information on career opportunities is available online.

https://www.atf.gov/careers

In 2019, the ATFE ranked 4th among 420 agency subcomponents in the Partnership for Public Service's Best Places To Work Agency Rankings.

https://bestplacestowork.org/rankings/detail/TR40

Contact Information

Contact information for media inquiries is available on the "Media and Congressional Contacts" web page.

https://www.atf.gov/news/media-and-congressional-contacts

Data / Statistics

The ATFE maintains a comprehensive collection of agency-related data from national surveys, State-based surveys, other collected license statistics, and other data sources. The data reflect trends in commerce, firearms, and use of Federal services in the United States.

https://www.atf.gov/resource-center/data-statistics

Federal Register

Significant documents and documents that the ATFE recently published in the Federal Register are accessible online.

https://www.federalregister.gov/agencies/alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives-bureau

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The FOIA provides that a person may request access to Federal agency records or information. The ATFE must disclose records that any person properly requests in writing. Pursuant to one or more of nine exemptions and three exclusions that the Act contains, a Federal agency may withhold certain records or parts of them. The FOIA applies only to Federal agencies and does not create a right of access to records held by the U.S. Congress, the courts, State or local government agencies, and private entities.

https://www.atf.gov/resource-center/freedom-information-act-foia

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The ATFE posts answers to FAQs on its "Questions and Answers" web page.

https://www.atf.gov/questions-and-answers

History

A history timeline of the ATFE is available online.

https://www.atf.gov/our-history/atf-history-timeline

Social Media

The ATFE maintains accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

https://www.atf.gov/news/social-media

Bureau of Prisons

320 First Street NW., Washington, DC 20534

202-307-3198
http://www.bop.gov

DIRECTOR Michael Carvajal
Deputy Director Thomas R. Kane
https://www.bop.gov/about/agency/leadership.jsp

The BOP was established in 1930 to provide more progressive and humane care for Federal inmates, to professionalize the prison service, and to ensure consistent and centralized administration of the 11 Federal prisons in operation at that time. Today, the Bureau comprises more than 100 institutions and 6 regional offices. The Bureau has its headquarters, also known as Central Office, in Washington, DC. The Central Office is divided into 10 divisions, including the National Institute of Corrections.

The Correctional Programs Division (CPD) is responsible for inmate classification and programming, including psychology and religious services, substance abuse treatment, case management, and programs for special needs offenders. CPD provides policy direction and daily operational oversight of institution security, emergency preparedness, intelligence gathering, inmate discipline, inmate sentence computations, receiving and discharge, and inmate transportation, as well as coordinating international treaty transfers and overseeing the special security needs of inmates placed in the Federal Witness Protection Program. CPD administers contracts and intergovernmental agreements for the confinement of offenders in community-based programs, community corrections centers, and other facilities, including privately managed facilities. CPD staff is also involved in the Bureau's privatization efforts.

The Industries, Education, and Vocational Training Division oversees Federal Prison Industries, or UNICOR, which is a wholly owned Government corporation that provides employment and training opportunities for inmates confined in Federal correctional facilities. Additionally, it is responsible for oversight of educational, occupational, and vocational training and leisure-time programs, as well as those related to inmate release preparation.

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) provides technical assistance, training, and information to State and local corrections agencies throughout the country, as well as the Bureau. It also provides research assistance and documents through the NIC Information Center.

https://www.bop.gov/about/agency

Sources of Information

A–Z Index

An alphabetical subject index helps visitors navigate the website's content.

https://www.bop.gov/website/a_to_z_topics.jsp

Archived Records

The "Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States" indicates that BOP records have been assigned to record group 129.

https://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/129.html

Business Opportunities

Information is available on the "Let's Do Business" web page.

http://www.bop.gov/business

Career Opportunities

Job openings are posted online. For additional career-related information, contact any regional or field office or the Central Office, 320 First Street NW., Washington, DC 20534. Phone, 202-307-3082.

http://www.bop.gov/jobs

In 2019, the BOP ranked 355th among 420 agency subcomponents in the Partnership for Public Service's Best Places To Work Agency Rankings.

https://bestplacestowork.org/rankings/detail/DJ03

Contact Information

The BOP has a "Contact Us" web page.

https://www.bop.gov/contact

Federal Register

Significant documents and documents that the BOP recently published in the Federal Register are accessible online.

https://www.federalregister.gov/agencies/prisons-bureau

Find an Inmate

The Department's website features a search tool for locating Federal inmates who were incarcerated after 1981.

https://www.bop.gov/inmateloc

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Enacted in 1966, the FOIA took effect on July 4, 1967. The law gives a right to obtain access to Federal agency records to any person, except a fugitive from the law. Some records, or portions of them, are shielded, however, from disclosure by one or more of nine statutory exemptions or by specific harm that disclosure may cause.

https://www.bop.gov/foia/index.jsp#tabs-0 | Email: ogc_efoia@bop.gov

The BOP posts records online. Before filing a formal FOIA request, an information seeker should visit the BOP's "Freedom of Information" web page and view the records section to ensure that the desired information is not already freely accessible.

https://www.bop.gov/foia/index.jsp#tabs-1

Locations

The "Our Locations" web page features a list of locations, a search tool that requires the facility's name, and location maps (national, regional, type of facility).

https://www.bop.gov/locations

Population Statistics

Federal inmate population statistics are online.

https://www.bop.gov/about/statistics/population_statistics.jsp

Reading Room

The reading room is located at the Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW., Washington, DC 20534. Phone, 202-307-3029.

Resources by Audience

Resources to help Bureau of Prisons staff and their families access frequently used services are online.

https://www.bop.gov/resources/employee_resources.jsp

Resources to help former inmates make the transition from incarceration to normal life within a community are online.

https://www.bop.gov/resources/former_inmate_resources.jsp

The Attorney General and the Secretary of Health and Human Services provide health management guidelines for infectious disease prevention, detection, and treatment of inmates and correctional employees who are exposed to infectious diseases in correctional facilities.

https://www.bop.gov/resources/health_care_mngmt.jsp

Resources to help qualified media representatives visit institutions and gather information on programs and activities or conduct interviews are online.

https://www.bop.gov/resources/media_resources.jsp

Resources to help victims or witnesses of Federal crimes find information on complaint procedures, notifications, and payments are online.

https://www.bop.gov/resources/victim_resources.jsp

Site Map

The website map allows visitors to look for specific topics or to browse for content that aligns with their interests.

https://www.bop.gov/website/site_map.jsp

Social Media

The BOP has a Facebook account.

https://www.facebook.com/BOPCareers

The BOP tweets announcements and other newsworthy items on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/officialfbop

Drug Enforcement Administration

8701 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, VA 22152

202-307-1000
http://www.dea.gov/index.shtml

ADMINISTRATOR Timothy J. Shea, Acting
Principal Deputy Administrator Preston L. Grubbs
https://www.dea.gov/dea-leadership

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is the lead Federal agency in enforcing narcotics and controlled substances laws and regulations. The DEA also enforces the Federal money laundering and bulk currency smuggling statutes when the funds involved in the transactions or smuggling are derived from the sale of narcotics. It was created in July 1973 by Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1973 (5 U.S.C. app.).

https://www.dea.gov/history

The DEA enforces the provisions of the controlled substances and chemical diversion and trafficking laws and regulations of the United States, operating on a worldwide basis. It presents cases to the criminal and civil justice systems of the United States—or any other competent jurisdiction—on those significant organizations and their members involved in cultivation, production, smuggling, distribution, laundering of proceeds, or diversion of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illegal traffic in the United States. The DEA disrupts and dismantles these organizations by arresting their members, confiscating their drugs, and seizing their assets; and it creates, manages, and supports enforcement-related programs—domestically and internationally—to reduce the availability of and demand for illicit controlled substances.

The DEA's responsibilities include: investigation of major narcotic, chemical, drug-money laundering, and bulk currency smuggling violators who operate at interstate and international levels; seizure and forfeiture of assets derived from, traceable to, or intended to be used for illicit drug trafficking; seizure and forfeiture of assets derived from or traceable to drug-money laundering or the smuggling of bulk currency derived from illegal drugs; enforcement of regulations governing the legal manufacture, distribution, and dispensing of controlled substances; management of an intelligence program that supports drug investigations, initiatives, and operations worldwide; coordination with Federal, State, and local law enforcement authorities and cooperation with counterpart agencies abroad; assistance to State and local law enforcement agencies in addressing their most significant drug and drug-related violence problems; leadership and influence over international counterdrug and chemical policy and support for institution building in host nations; training, scientific research, and information exchange in support of drug traffic prevention and control; and education and assistance to the public community on the prevention, treatment, and dangers of drugs.

https://www.dea.gov/mission

The DEA maintains liaison with the United Nations, INTERPOL, and other organizations on matters relating to international narcotics control programs. It has 239 domestic offices in 23 Divisions nationwide, and 91 foreign offices in 68 countries.

https://www.dea.gov/domestic-divisions

Sources of Information

Archived Records

The "Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States" indicates that DEA records have been assigned to record group 170.

https://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/170.html

Asset Forfeiture

The DEA posts public notices of forfeiture in Portable Document Format (PDF) for viewing and downloading on the Department of Justice's forfeiture.gov website.

https://www.forfeiture.gov

Business Opportunities

The DEA posts information for doing business with it on the "Small Business Program" web pages.

https://www.dea.gov/small-business-program | Email: deasmallbusinessprogram@usdoj.gov

Career Opportunities

For career information, contact the nearest DEA field division recruitment office. To learn about searching for job vacancies online and submitting an application, visit the "How To Apply" web page.

http://www.dea.gov/careers/how-to-apply.shtml

In 2019, the DEA ranked 110th among 420 agency subcomponents in the Partnership for Public Service's Best Places To Work Agency Rankings.

https://bestplacestowork.org/rankings/detail/DJAA

Contact Information

The DEA posts contact information on its "Contact Us" web page.

https://www.dea.gov/contact-us-0

Contact information for each of the DEA's 23 domestic divisions is available online.

https://www.dea.gov/domestic-division-contacts

Controlled Substances Act Registration

For information on registration under the Controlled Substances Act, contact the Office of Diversion Control, 8701 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, VA 22152. Phone: 800-882-9539.

http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drugreg/index.html | Email: DEA.Registration.Help@usdoj.gov

Data / Statistics

The DEA posts data and statistics online.

https://www.dea.gov/data-and-statistics

Federal Register

Significant documents and documents that the DEA recently published in the Federal Register are accessible online.

https://www.federalregister.gov/agencies/drug-enforcement-administration

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The FOIA gives a right for public access to Government records. A FOIA request must be submitted in writing. The DEA generally follows the FOIA guidelines that the Department of Justice has adopted.

https://www.dea.gov/freedom-information-act

Museum

The DEA Museum and visitors' center are located in Arlington, VA. The museum posts virtual exhibits on its deamuseum.org website. Phone, 202–307–3463.

https://deamuseum.org/exhibits

Press Releases

The DEA posts press releases online.

https://www.dea.gov/press-releases

Publications

The DEA posts various types of documents and publications online.

https://www.dea.gov/documents?field_document_document_type_value=Publication

Social Media

The DEA maintains Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts.

https://www.dea.gov/social-media-directory | Email: DEA.Public.Affairs@usdoj.gov

Victim Witness Assistance

Victims' rights laws resulted in the implementation of the victim witness assistance program. These laws provide for fair and just treatment of crime victims, immediate emergency treatment, and referrals to appropriate adult and child service agencies. The Department of Justice also gives guidance to Federal law enforcement agencies through the Attorney General's guidelines for victim witness assistance.

https://www.dea.gov/victim-witness-assistance-program | Email: VWAP.DEA@usdoj.gov

Federal Bureau of Investigation

935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20535

202-324-3000
http://www.fbi.gov

DIRECTOR Christopher A. Wray
Deputy Director David L. Bowdich
https://www.fbi.gov/about/leadership-and-structure

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the Department of Justice's principal investigative arm. It is primarily charged with gathering and reporting facts, locating witnesses, and compiling evidence in cases involving Federal jurisdiction. It also provides law enforcement leadership and assistance to State and international law enforcement agencies.

The FBI was established in 1908 by the Attorney General, who directed that Department of Justice investigations be handled by its own staff. The Bureau is charged with investigating all violations of Federal law except those that have been assigned by legislative enactment or otherwise to another Federal agency. Its jurisdiction includes a wide range of responsibilities in the national security, criminal, and civil fields. Priority has been assigned to areas such as counterterrorism, counterintelligence, cybercrimes, internationally and nationally organized crime and drug-related activities, and financial crimes.

The FBI also offers cooperative services to local, State, and international law enforcement agencies. These services include fingerprint identification, laboratory examination, police training, the Law Enforcement Online communication and information service for use by the law enforcement community, the National Crime Information Center, and the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime.

Sources of Information

Archived Records

The "Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States" indicates that FBI records have been assigned to record group 065.

https://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/065.html

Career Opportunities

The FBI relies on professionals with diverse expertise and skills to analyze data for the intelligence community, safeguard national security, and support the structure of the Bureau. Information on career opportunities, including student internships, is available online.

https://www.fbijobs.gov

In 2019, the FBI ranked 242d among 420 agency subcomponents in the Partnership for Public Service's Best Places To Work Agency Rankings.

https://bestplacestowork.org/rankings/detail/DJ02

Federal Register

Significant documents and documents that the FBI recently published in the Federal Register are accessible online.

https://www.federalregister.gov/agencies/federal-bureau-of-investigation

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The FOIA provides that a person may request access to Federal agency records or information. The FBI must disclose records that any person properly requests in writing. Pursuant to one or more of nine exemptions and three exclusions that the Act contains, a Federal agency can withhold certain records or parts of them. The FOIA applies only to Federal agencies and does not create a right of access to records held by the U.S. Congress, the courts, State or local government agencies, and private entities.

https://www.fbi.gov/services/information-management/foipa

The FBI's electronic FOIA library, which contains nearly 7,000 documents and other media that have been scanned from paper and made into more accessible digital copies, is named the "Vault." The library includes new files that have been released to the public, but never added to the FBI website; dozens of records previously posted on the FBI website, but removed when requests diminished; files from the previous FBI FOIA Library; and new and previously unreleased files.

https://vault.fbi.gov

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The FBI posts answers to FAQs.

https://www.fbi.gov/about/faqs

Publications

The "FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin," reports, and other publications are available online.

https://leb.fbi.gov
https://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications

International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)–Washington

Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20530

202-616-9000

202-616-8400
http://www.justice.gov/interpol-washington

DIRECTOR Uttam Dhillon
Deputy Director Michael A. Hughes
https://www.justice.gov/interpol-washington/meet-leadership

INTERPOL–Washington is a separate component under the supervision of the Deputy Attorney General and comanaged with the Department of Homeland Security. It provides an essential communications link between the U.S. police community and their counterparts in the foreign member countries.

INTERPOL is an association of 190 countries that promotes mutual assistance among law enforcement authorities to prevent and suppress international crime. With no police force of its own, INTERPOL has no powers of arrest or search and seizure and, therefore, relies on the law enforcement authorities of its member countries. Each member country is required to have a national central bureau, such as INTERPOL–Washington, to act as the primary point of contact for police affairs. INTERPOL serves as a channel of communication for its member countries to cooperate in the investigation and prosecution of crime; provides a forum for discussions, working group meetings, and symposia to help police focus on specific areas of criminal activity affecting their countries; and issues information and maintains databases—supplied and used by member countries—on crime, fugitives, humanitarian concerns, missing persons, and stolen passports and vehicles.

INTERPOL–Washington has permanent staff and detailed special agents from numerous Federal law enforcement agencies. It is organized into seven divisions: the Alien and Fugitive, Counterterrorism, Drug, Economic Crimes, Human Trafficking and Child Protection, State and Local Police Liaison, and Violent Crimes Divisions.

Sources of Information

Career Opportunities

Information on career opportunities is available online.

http://www.justice.gov/interpol-washington/employment

Contact Information

The "Contact the Agency" web page contains a postal address for INTERPOL–Washington.

https://www.justice.gov/interpol-washington/contact-agency

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The FOIA gives any person a right to access Government records. A request for information must be submitted in writing. INTERPOL–Washington, U.S. National Central Bureau, generally follows the guidelines that the Department of Justice has set forth in its FOIA reference guide.

https://www.justice.gov/interpol-washington/interpol-washington-foia

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

INTERPOL posts answers to FAQs.

https://www.justice.gov/interpol-washington/frequently-asked-questions

Office of Justice Programs

810 Seventh Street NW., Washington, DC 20531

202-307-0703
http://www.ojp.gov | Email: askojp@ojp.usdoj.gov

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine Sullivan
https://www.ojp.gov/about/offices/office-assistant-attorney-general-oaag

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) was established by the Justice Assistance Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. 3711) and reauthorized in 1994 and 2005 to provide Federal leadership, coordination, and assistance needed to make the Nation's justice system more efficient and effective in preventing and controlling crime. OJP is responsible for collecting statistical data and conducting analyses; identifying emerging criminal justice issues; developing and testing promising approaches to address these issues; evaluating program results; and disseminating these findings and other information to State and local governments.

https://www.ojp.gov/about

The OJP is comprised of the following bureaus and offices: the Bureau of Justice Assistance provides funding, training, and technical assistance to State and local governments to combat violent and drug-related crime and help improve the criminal justice system; the Bureau of Justice Statistics is responsible for collecting and analyzing data on crime, criminal offenders, crime victims, and the operations of justice systems at all levels of government; the National Institute of Justice sponsors research and development programs, conducts demonstrations of innovative approaches to improve criminal justice, and develops new criminal justice technologies; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides grants and contracts to States to help them improve their juvenile justice systems and sponsors innovative research, demonstration, evaluation, statistics, replication, technical assistance, and training programs to increase the Nation's understanding of and improve its response to juvenile violence and delinquency; the Office for Victims of Crime administers victim compensation and assistance grant programs and provides funding, training, and technical assistance to victim service organizations, criminal justice agencies, and other professionals to improve the Nation's response to crime victims; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) maintains the standards of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act as defined by the Adam Walsh Act. The SMART Office also provides technical assistance and supports innovative and best practices in the field of sex offender management.

Sources of Information

Blog

OJP Blog posts highlight OJP programs, as well as Department of Justice initiatives that support OJP's mission.

https://www.ojp.gov/news/ojp-blogs/2020-ojp-blogs

Career Opportunities

The OJP relies on accountants, attorneys, grant and project managers, information technology specialists, policy advisors, public affairs specialists, researchers, scientists, statisticians, writers and editors, and many other professionals to carry out its mission.

https://www.ojp.gov/about/jobs

In 2019, the OJP ranked 334th among 420 agency subcomponents in the Partnership for Public Service's Best Places To Work Agency Rankings.

https://bestplacestowork.org/rankings/detail/DJ07

Congressional Resources

Resources for Members of Congress and their staff are posted on the "For Congress" web page.

https://www.ojp.gov/congress | Email: OJPCongressionalAffairs@usdoj.gov

Contact

The "Contact Us" web page has a mailing address, as well as email addresses and phone numbers.

https://www.ojp.gov/contact | Email: askojp@ncjrs.gov

The OJP has a "For Media" web page that also contains contact information.

https://www.ojp.gov/news/for-media

Federal Register

Significant documents and documents that the OJP recently published in the Federal Register are accessible online.

https://www.federalregister.gov/agencies/justice-programs-office

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Enacted in 1966, the FOIA took effect on July 4, 1967. The law gives a right to obtain access to Federal agency records to any person, except a fugitive from the law. Some records, or portions of them, are shielded, however, from disclosure by one or more of nine statutory exemptions or by specific harm that disclosure may cause.

https://www.ojp.gov/program/freedom-information-act/overview

Juvenile Justice / Delinquency Prevention

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention publishes the bimonthly electronic newsletter "OJJDP News @ a Glance." This award winning newsletter highlights agency activities, funding opportunities, publications, and upcoming events.

https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/news/newsletter

News Releases

News releases are posted on the OJP website.

https://www.ojp.gov/news/news-releases

Publications

The OJP posts publications on its website.

https://www.ojp.gov/news/publications

Resources

Information on and resources for OJP initiatives and programs are available online.

https://www.ojp.gov/resources/resources

Social Media

The OJP has social media accounts. The "Social Media" web page provides convenient access to all of them: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

https://www.ojp.gov/news/social-media

State Administering Agencies

The OJP awards formula grants directly to State governments, which then set priorities and allocate funds within their respective States.

https://www.ojp.gov/funding/state-administering-agencies/overview

Topics

The "All Topics" web page provides convenient access to information on American Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, civil rights, corrections, courts, juvenile justice, law enforcement, research and statistics and evaluation, substance abuse and crime, technology to fight crime, and victims of crime.

https://www.ojp.gov/topics/all-topics

Training / Technical Assistance

The OJP offers training on and technical assistance with financial management, grant writing, and other subjects that are relevant to criminal and juvenile justice professionals and victim service providers.

https://www.ojp.gov/training-and-technical-assistance

United States Marshals Service

Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20530

703-740-1699
http://www.usmarshals.gov

DIRECTOR Donald W. Washington
https://www.usmarshals.gov/contacts/leadership.html
Deputy Director Derrick Driscoll
https://www.usmarshals.gov/contacts/index.html

The United States Marshals Service (USMS) is the Nation's oldest Federal law enforcement agency, having served as a vital link between the executive and judicial branches of the Government since 1789. The USMS performs tasks that are essential to the operation of virtually every aspect of the Federal justice system.

https://www.usmarshals.gov/duties/factsheets/overview.pdf

The USMS has these responsibilities: providing support and protection for the Federal courts, including security for 800 judicial facilities and nearly 2,000 judges and magistrates, as well as countless other trial participants such as jurors and attorneys; apprehending the majority of Federal fugitives; operating the Federal Witness Security Program and ensuring the safety of endangered Government witnesses; maintaining custody of and transporting thousands of Federal prisoners annually; executing court orders and arrest warrants; managing and selling seized property forfeited to the Government by drug traffickers and other criminals and assisting the Justice Department's asset forfeiture program; responding to emergency circumstances, including civil disturbances, terrorist incidents, and other crisis situations through its Special Operations Group; restoring order in riot and mob-violence situations; providing housing, transportation, and medical care of federal detainees; and operating the USMS Training Academy.

Sources of Information

Archived Records

The "Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States" indicates that USMS records have been assigned to record group 527.

https://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/527.html

Notable references to USMS activities also are found in the following National Archives record groups: 021 (records of Federal courts); 060 (letters received by the Department of Justice); 118 (records of U.S. Attorneys, and formerly U.S. Marshals); and 206 (records of the Solicitor of the Treasury).

https://www.usmarshals.gov/history/records_assistance.htm

Business Opportunities

The USMS posts products and services that it purchases.

https://www.usmarshals.gov/business/index.html

Career Opportunities

The USMS relies on administrative personnel, aviation enforcement officers, deputy U.S. Marshals, detention enforcement officers, and other professionals to carry out its mission.

https://www.usmarshals.gov/careers/index.html

In 2019, the USMS ranked 118th among 420 agency subcomponents in the Partnership for Public Service's Best Places To Work Agency Rankings.

https://bestplacestowork.org/rankings/detail/DJ08

Contact

The "U.S. Marshals Service Contacts" web page contains a lot of names, phone numbers, and titles.

https://www.usmarshals.gov/contacts/index.html

The USMS posts contact information for its district offices.

https://www.usmarshals.gov/contacts/districts.html

Factsheets

The USMS posts factsheets on its website.

https://www.usmarshals.gov/duties/factsheets/index.html

Federal Register

Documents that the USMS recently published in the Federal Register are accessible online.

https://www.federalregister.gov/agencies/united-states-marshals-service

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

To any person, the FOIA gives a statutory right for obtaining access to Government information in the records of executive branch agencies. This right to access is limited, however, when the requested information is shielded from disclosure by any of nine exemptions contained within the statute. Phone, 703-740-3943.

https://www.usmarshals.gov/foia/index.html | Email: usms.foia@usdoj.gov

The USMS maintains an electronic reading room. Before submitting a FOIA request, seekers of information should search the reading room's holdings to verify that the desired information is not already accessible, free of charge and without delay.

https://www.usmarshals.gov/readingroom/files.html

History

A historical timeline of the USMS is available online.

https://www.usmarshals.gov/history/timeline.html

Most Wanted

The USMS posts information on its 15 most-wanted fugitives. The USMS considers these individuals armed and dangerous. Phone, 800-336-0102.

https://www.usmarshals.gov/investigations/most_wanted/index.html

News

The USMS posts news releases.

https://www.usmarshals.gov/news/index.html

Site Map

The USMS website index allows visitors to look for specific topics or to browse content that aligns with their interests.

https://www.usmarshals.gov/site_map/index.html

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