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Department of Justice

950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20530

202-514-2000
http://www.justice.gov

ATTORNEY GENERAL William P. Barr
Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen
https://www.justice.gov/ag/staff-profile/meet-attorney-general
Associate Attorney General (vacancy)
Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco

Assistant Attorneys General for Divisions

Assistant Attorneys General for Divisions
Antitrust Makan Delrahim
Civil Joseph H. Hunt
Civil Rights Eric S. Dreiband
Criminal Brian A. Benczkowski
Environment and Natural Resources Jeffrey B. Clark
Justice Management—Administration Lee J. Lofthus
National Security John C. Demers
Tax (vacancy)

Assistant Attorneys General for Offices

Assistant Attorneys General for Offices
Legal Counsel Steven A. Engel
Legal Policy (vacancy)
Legislative Affairs Stephen E. Boyd

Directors of Components

Directors of Components
Community Relations Service (vacancy)
Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces Adam W. Cohen

Directors of Executive Offices

Directors of Executive Offices
U.S. Attorneys Corey F. Ellis, Acting
U.S. Trustee Program Clifford J. White III

Directors of Offices

Directors of Offices
Information Policy Bobak Talebian
Pardon Attorney Rosalind Sargent-Burns
Professional Responsibility Jeffrey R. Ragsdale, Acting
Professional Responsibility Advisory Stacy Ludwig
Public Affairs Kerri Kupec
Tribal Justice Tracy Toulou
Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz
https://oig.justice.gov/about/meet-ig.htm
https://www.justice.gov/agencies/alphabetical-listing-components-programs-initiatives

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends national interests according to the law; ensures public safety against domestic and foreign threats; provides Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those who have behaved unlawfully; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all American citizens.

ESTABLISHMENT AND ORGANIZATION

On September 23, 1789, when the U.S. Congress was assembled in the City of New York, President George Washington approved "an Act for allowing certain Compensation . . . to the Attorney General of the United States." This statute, which is often called the Judiciary Act of 1789, established the Office of the Attorney General.

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/statutes-at-large/1st-congress/session-1/c1s1ch18.pdf

The increased amount of litigation involving the United States after the Civil War necessitated the retention of private attorneys, until the U.S. Congress established the Department of Justice to handle the legal business of the Nation.

https://www.justice.gov/history/timeline/150-years-department-justice#event-1195101

On June 22, 1870, President Ulysses S. Grant approved "an Act to establish the Department of Justice" (16 Stat. 162). The statute established the Department of Justice (DOJ) as "an executive department of the government of the United States . . . of which the Attorney-General shall be the head." The statute also established, within the DOJ, the office of Solicitor General: "an officer learned in the law, to assist the Attorney-General in the performance of his duties." The Solicitor General represents the interests of the United States before the Nation's Supreme Court. The statute became effective on July 1, 1870, and gave the DOJ control over all Federal law enforcement and all criminal prosecutions and civil suits in which the United States has an interest.

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/statutes-at-large/41st-congress/session-2/c41s2ch150.pdf

Under the leadership of the Attorney General, the DOJ comprises approximately 40 separate component organizations with approximately 116,000 employees. The DOJ's headquarters are in Washington, DC, and the Department conducts most of its work through field locations nationwide and others that are overseas.

The DOJ posts its organizational chart online.

https://www.justice.gov/agencies/chart

The DOJ posts its "Organization, Mission, and Functions Manual" online.

https://www.justice.gov/jmd/organization-mission-and-functions-manual

STATUTORY AND REGULATORY AUTHORITIES

Statutory material whose subject matter affects the DOJ is codified in "Part II—Department of Justice" (parts 501–599B) in 28 U.S.C.

https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/prelim@title28/part2&edition=prelim

Rules and regulations dealing with judicial administration are codified in 28 CFR. Chapter I (parts 0.1–200.1)) of that same CFR title contains subject matter associated with the DOJ.

https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?gp=&SID=4bc7cb17c5a411037d7efbd9fe3a2c32&mc=true&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title28/28chapterI.tpl

ACTIVITIES

Administration of Bankruptcy Cases

The DOJ oversees the administration of bankruptcy cases and private trustees through its U.S. Trustee Program. This national program has broad administrative, regulatory, and litigation and enforcement authorities to promote the integrity and efficiency of the bankruptcy system for the benefit of creditors, debtors, and the public.

https://www.justice.gov/ust

Coordination of Enforcement With Intelligence

The DOJ participates in the fight against terrorism and against other national security threats. The National Security Division (NSD) ensures that prosecutors and law enforcement agencies coordinate with intelligence attorneys and the intelligence community and that they share a unity of purpose to strengthen the effectiveness of the Federal Government's threat response. The NSD's major areas of responsibility include counterespionage, counterterrorism, foreign investment, intelligence operations and intelligence-related litigation, policy and other legal issues, oversight and reporting, and victims of terrorism.

https://www.justice.gov/jmd/organization-mission-and-functions-manual-national-security-division

Criminal Investigation

The DOJ participates in the fight against crime. Its major investigative agencies—the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation—prevent and deter crime and arrest people who are suspect of criminal activity.

https://www.justice.gov/agencies/alphabetical-listing-components-programs-initiatives

Incarceration / Rehabilitation

The Federal Bureau of Prisons supports public safety by confining Federal lawbreakers in the controlled environments of prisons and community-based facilities. Prisons and community-based facilities are appropriately secure, cost-efficient, humane, and safe. Work and other self-improvement opportunities are available to help offenders become law-abiding citizens.

https://www.bop.gov

Litigation

The DOJ litigating divisions enforce Federal criminal and civil laws, including antitrust, civil justice, civil rights, environmental, and tax statutes.

https://www.justice.gov/agencies/alphabetical-listing-components-programs-initiatives

Prosecution / Representation

U.S. Attorneys serve as the Nation's principal litigators, prosecuting offenders and representing the Federal Government in court. They conduct most of the trial work for cases in which the United States is a party. U.S. Attorneys have three statutory responsibilities: prosecution of criminal cases brought by the Federal Government; prosecution and defense of civil cases in which the United States is a party; and the collection of debts that are owed the Federal Government and that are administratively uncollectible.

https://www.justice.gov/usao/mission

Protecting the Federal Judiciary

The U.S. Marshals Service occupies a central position in the Federal justice system. It serves as the enforcement arm of the Federal courts and is involved in virtually every Federal law enforcement initiative. Deputy U.S. marshals and criminal investigators form the backbone of the agency. They protect the Federal judiciary, apprehend Federal fugitives, seize property acquired by criminals through illegal activities, house and transport Federal prisoners, and operate the witness security program.

https://www.justice.gov/jmd/organization-mission-and-functions-manual-united-states-marshals-service

Recommendations for Executive Clemency

The Office of the Pardon Attorney receives and reviews all petitions requesting executive clemency for Federal offenses, conducts the necessary investigations, and prepares recommendations to the President for the review and signature of the Deputy Attorney General. It provides policy guidance for the conduct of clemency proceedings and the standards for decision. It respond to inquiries from clemency applicants, their representatives, public groups, Members of Congress, various Federal, State, and local officials, and others concerning clemency petitions and the clemency process. It also maintains contacts with DOJ officials, the Counsel to the President, and other Government officials to advise them on clemency matters as requested.

https://www.justice.gov/jmd/organization-mission-and-functions-manual-office-pardon-attorney

State, Tribal, and Local Assistance

The DOJ gives assistance to State, tribal, and local governments. The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides Federal leadership in developing the Nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist crime victims. The OJP partners with Federal, State, local, and tribal agencies, as well as with national, community-based, and nonprofit organizations, to develop, implement, and evaluate criminal and juvenile justice programs. The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services develops programs that respond to the emerging needs of State, local, and tribal law enforcement and helps shift its focus onto preventing, rather than reacting to, crime and disorder; develops training and technical assistance to enhance law enforcement officers' problem-solving and community interaction skills; promotes collaboration between law enforcement and community members for developing crime prevention initiatives; and provides responsive and cost-effective service delivery to grant recipients. The Community Relations Service provides services for conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, or national origin. It is the only Federal service mandated to help State and local government agencies, public and private organizations, and community groups resolve and prevent community racial conflicts through mediation, conciliation, and other methods of conflict resolution.

https://www.justice.gov/jmd/organization-mission-and-functions-manual

Sources of Information

Americans with Disabilities

The Civil Rights Division operates an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) information line. Phone, 800-514-0301. TDD, 800-514-0383. The ADA.gov website has a "Topics of Interest" web page.

https://www.ada.gov/topics_of_interest.htm

Archived Records

The "Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States" indicates that DOJ records have been assigned to record group 060.

https://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/060.html

Asset Sales

As part of the asset forfeiture program, the U.S. Marshals Service maintains a web page that is dedicated to assets that are currently available for purchase.

https://www.usmarshals.gov/assets/sales.htm

Blogs

DOJ staff members post their blogs online.

https://www.justice.gov/blogs

Budget / Performance / Strategy

Budget factsheets, budget submissions, budget summaries, financial reports, performance plans, performance reports, performance summaries, and strategic plans are posted on the "Budget and Performance" web page.

https://www.justice.gov/doj/budget-and-performance

Business Opportunities

For information on business opportunities, grants, and small and disadvantaged business utilization, visit the "Business" web page.

https://www.justice.gov/business

Career Opportunities

The DOJ relies on people with various educational and professional backgrounds and who have diverse skills and talents to carry out its mission. Career opportunities that the DOJ offers include accountant, attorney, auditor, budget analyst, contract specialist, correctional officer, criminal investigator, financial manager, forensic scientist, human resource specialist, information technology technician, intelligence researcher, legal assistant, paralegal specialist, safety and occupational health specialist, and more.

http://www.justice.gov/careers

The "Legal Careers" web page contains information for law students and entry-level and experienced attorneys.

http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers

In 2019, the DOJ ranked 12th among 17 large Government agencies in the Partnership for Public Service's Best Places To Work Agency Rankings.

https://bestplacestowork.org/rankings/detail/DJ00

Components / Programs / Initiatives

The DOJ has a list of components, programs, and initiatives on its "Alphabetical Listing of Components, Programs, and Initiatives" web page. Each entry is hyperlinked and provides convenient access to the website of the respective component, program, or initiative.

https://www.justice.gov/agencies/alphabetical-listing-components-programs-initiatives

Contact Information

An electronic "Contact Us Form" is available on the DOJ's "Contact Us" web page. General contact information also is available on the same page.

https://www.justice.gov/contact-us

Office of Public Affairs contact information is posted for media inquiries.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/contact-office

Crime Data

The Bureau of Justice Statistics collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. These data are critical to the efforts of Federal, State, and local policymakers to prevent crime and to ensure that justice is administered efficiently and evenhandedly.

https://www.bjs.gov

En Español

The DOJ posts information in Spanish on its "Justice.gov En Español" web pages.

https://www.justice.gov/espanol

Federal Register

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

https://www.federalregister.gov/agencies/justice-department

Forms

The DOJ posts an electronic forms list that can be sorted by form title or by agency. This list does not include forms for the Federal Bureau of Prisons or for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Those forms are available on the Bureaus' websites.

https://www.justice.gov/forms

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The FOIA gives the right to request access to records from a Federal agency. Any person may submit a request for access to Government records (i.e., a FOIA request). Federal agencies are required to disclose information requested under the FOIA, unless that information is shielded from disclosure because it falls under one of nine exemptions protecting interests such as personal privacy, national security, or law enforcement. The DOJ manages the website FOIA.gov, which serves as the Federal Government's central website for FOIA-related matters.

https://www.foia.gov

The DOJ maintains an electronic FOIA Library. The library contains DOJ documents, including documents that belong to components of the DOJ. The DOJ proactively discloses documents, and these documents are accessible without submitting a FOIA request. Before making a formal FOIA request, an information seeker should search the FOIA library to rule out the possibility that the DOJ or one of its components already has disclosed the desired information proactively.

https://www.justice.gov/oip/foia-library

Glossary

The Offices of the U.S. Attorneys web page has a legal terms glossary that defines over 100 of the most common legal terms in simple language.

https://www.justice.gov/usao/justice-101/glossary

History

Historical information on the Attorneys General of the United States, the Department's motto and seal, and the art and architecture of the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building is available online.

https://www.justice.gov/about/history

Housing Discrimination

To report an incident of housing discrimination, contact the Civil Rights Division's housing and civil enforcement section. Phone, 800-896-7743.

http://www.justice.gov/crt/housing-and-civil-enforcement-section | Email: fairhousing@usdoj.gov

Immigrant and Employee Rights

The Civil Rights Division operates a worker hotline. Phone, 800-255-7688. TDD, 800-237-2515. It also has a hotline for employers. Phone, 800-255-8155. TTY, 800-237-2515. The hotlines allow workers and employers to work directly with Immigrant and Employee Rights staff to resolve potential immigration-related employment disputes, informally and quickly, without contested litigation. Language interpretation services are available upon request.

http://www.justice.gov/crt/hotline-technical-assistance-referral-agencies

Initiatives / Programs / Subject Matter Areas

Initiatives and programs in which the DOJ participates and subject matter areas that it handles are listed on the "Topics" web page.

https://www.justice.gov/topics

Judicial Encroachment

Former Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions delivered remarks to the Heritage Foundation in October of 2018 on judicial encroachment. In those remarks, he said: "Federal district court judges are not empowered to fashion immigration policy, combat climate change, solve the opioid crisis, or run police departments. The Legislative and Executive branches . . . are the constitutionally authorized branches to do these things, and if these branches haven’t done so to the satisfaction of an unaccountable judge, it’s not because they need judicial expertise or advice."

https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-jeff-sessions-delivers-remarks-heritage-foundation-judicial-encroachment

Justice Manual

The current and official version of the "Justice Manual" is available online. The manual was previously known as the "United States Attorneys' Manual." In 2018, it was comprehensively revised and renamed. The "Justice Manual" serves as an internal guide within the DOJ.

https://www.justice.gov/jm/justice-manual

News

The DOJ posts press releases on its website.

https://www.justice.gov/news

Open Government

The Department supports the Open Government initiative by promoting the principles of collaboration, participation, and transparency.

https://www.justice.gov/open

Pardons / Commutations

The Office of the Pardon Attorney maintains a list of Presidential pardons and commutations on its "Clemency Recipients" web page. The list starts with pardons and commutations that President Richard M. Nixon granted and ends with those that were granted by President Donald J. Trump.

https://www.justice.gov/pardon/clemencyrecipients

Publications

DOJ reports and publications are accessible and arranged alphabetically online.

https://www.justice.gov/publications/usdoj-resources-publications-alphabetical-list

The Office of the Attorney General maintains a web page of "Selected Publications."

https://www.justice.gov/ag/selected-publications

Reading Rooms

Reading rooms are located in Washington, DC, at the Department of Justice, Tenth Street and Constitution Avenue NW., and at the National Institute of Justice, 633 Indiana Avenue NW., and in Falls Church, VA, at the Board of Immigration Appeals, 5107 Leesburg Pike. Phone, 202-514-3775.

Social Media

The DOJ and its component agencies rely on social media for providing information in additional places and in more ways. The DOJ uses various social media accounts to share news, to make information and services more widely available, and to increase Government transparency.

https://www.justice.gov/social

Bureaus

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 Uttam Dhillon, 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 Wayne Salzgaber
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 David Harlow, Acting
Deputy Director David Harlow

The United States Marshals Service 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 Marshals Service performs tasks that are essential to the operation of virtually every aspect of the Federal justice system.

The Marshals Service 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 U.S. Marshals Service Training Academy.

Sources of Information

Business Opportunities

The Marshals Service posts online products and services that it purchases.

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

Employment

The Marshals Service hires administrative staff, aviation and detention enforcement officers, Deputy U.S. Marshals, and other types of professionals. Information on Deputy U.S. Marshal hiring programs is available online.

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

Offices / Boards

Executive Office for Immigration Review

Falls Church, VA 22041

703-305-0289
http://www.usdoj.gov/eoir

DIRECTOR James McHenry, Acting

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), under a delegation of authority from the Attorney General, is charged with adjudicating matters brought under various immigration statutes before its three administrative tribunals: the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer.

The Office of the Chief Immigration Judge provides overall direction for more than 300 immigration judges located in 58 immigration courts throughout the Nation. Immigration judges are responsible for conducting formal administrative proceedings and act independently in their decision-making capacity. Their decisions are administratively final, unless appealed or certified to the BIA.

In removal proceedings, an immigration judge determines whether an alien should be removed or allowed to remain in the United States. Judges are located throughout the United States, and each judge has jurisdiction to consider various forms of relief available under the law.

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has nationwide jurisdiction to hear appeals from certain decisions made by immigration judges and by district directors of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In addition, the BIA is responsible for hearing appeals involving disciplinary actions against attorneys and representatives before DHS and EOIR.

Decisions of the BIA are binding on all DHS officers and immigration judges unless modified or overruled by the Attorney General or a Federal court. All BIA decisions are subject to judicial review in Federal court. The majority of appeals reaching the BIA involve orders of removal and applications for relief from removal. Other cases before the BIA include petitions to classify the status of alien relatives for the issuance of preference immigrant visas, fines imposed upon carriers for the violation of the immigration laws, and motions for reopening or reconsideration of decisions previously rendered.

The Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) is headed by a Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (CAHO), who is responsible for the general supervision and management of administrative law judges (ALJs). OCAHO ALJs preside at hearings that are mandated by provisions of immigration law concerning allegations of unlawful employment of aliens, employment eligibility verification violations (“employer sanctions), unfair immigration-related employment practices, and immigration document fraud. ALJ decisions in employer sanctions and document fraud cases may be reviewed by the CAHO and the Attorney General, and all OCAHO cases may be appealed to the appropriate U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Sources of Information

Library

A virtual law library that serves as a complement to the Law Library and Immigration Research Center is available online.

http://www.justice.gov/eoir/virtual-law-library

Statistics and Publications

Agency decisions and plans, instructions and manuals, meeting notes, and reports and updates are available on the "Statistics and Publications" Web page.

http://www.justice.gov/eoir/statistics-and-publications#Top

For further information, contact the Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1902, Falls Church, VA 22041. Phone, 703-305-0289. Fax, 703-605-0365.

http://www.justice.gov/eoir/contact-office

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States

Suite 6002, 600 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20579

202-616-6975

202-616-6993
http://www.justice.gov/fcsc

COMMISSIONER Anuj C. Desai
COMMISSIONER Sylvia M. Becker

The Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States is a quasi-judicial, independent agency within the Department of Justice, which adjudicates claims of U.S. nationals against foreign governments, either under specific jurisdiction conferred by Congress or the Department of State or pursuant to international claims settlement agreements. The decisions of the Commission are final and are not reviewable under any standard by any court or other authority. Funds for payment of the Commission's awards are derived from congressional appropriations, international claims settlements, or the liquidation of foreign assets in the United States by the Departments of Justice and the Treasury.

The Commission also has authority to receive, determine the validity and amount, and provide for the payment of claims by members of the U.S. Armed Services and civilians held as prisoners of war or interned by a hostile force in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam conflict or by the survivors of such servicemembers and civilians.

The Commission is also responsible for maintaining records and responding to inquiries related to the various claims programs it has conducted against the Governments of Albania, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, Ethiopia, the Federal Republic of Germany, the German Democratic Republic, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Panama, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia, as well as those authorized under the War Claims Act of 1948 and other statutes.

Sources of Information

Employment

General information on career opportunities is available on the Department of Justice's "Careers" Web page. For additional information on attorney positions, contact the Office of the Chief Counsel, 600 E Street NW., Suite 6002, Washington, DC 20579. Phone, 202-616-6975.

http://www.justice.gov/careers

Publications

Annual reports, starting with the year 2008, are available on the "Publications" Web page.

http://www.justice.gov/fcsc/publications

Reading Room

The reading room is located at 600 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20579. Phone, 202-616-6975.

http://www.justice.gov/fcsc/contact-commission

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

935 N. Street NE., Washington, DC 20530

202-514-2058
http://www.cops.usdoj.gov

DIRECTOR Ronald L. Davis

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) was established to assist law enforcement agencies in enhancing public safety through the implementation of community policing strategies. The Office gives assistance by providing training to enhance law enforcement officers' problem-solving and community interaction skills and helping law enforcement and community members develop initiatives to prevent crime; increasing the number of law enforcement officers directly interacting with communities; and supporting the development of new technologies to shift law enforcement's focus to preventing crime and disorder within communities.

Sources of Information

Employment

To sign up to receive email updates on COPS employment opportunities, visit the "Careers" Web page.

http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/careers

Grants and Funding

COPS grants and funding opportunities support State, local, and tribal law enforcement efforts to advance community policing. Current applicant and grantee information—announcements, fiscal year grant programs, current funding opportunities, and resources for grantees—is available online.

http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/grants
http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/contact

Office on Violence Against Women

145 N Street NE., Suite 10W–121, Washington, DC 20530

Phone: 202-307-6026
http://www.justice.gov/ovw

DIRECTOR Nadine M. Neufville, Acting

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) was established in 1995 to reduce violence against women through the implementation of the Violence Against Women Act. The Office administers financial and technical assistance to communities that are developing programs, policies, and practices to end domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Sources of Information

Employment

Information on employment and internship opportunities is available online.

http://www.justice.gov/ovw/careers

Publications

Portable Document Format (PDF) files of selected publications are available online.

http://www.justice.gov/ovw/selected-publications
http://www.justice.gov/ovw/contact-office | Email: ovw.info@usdoj.gov

United States Parole Commission

90 K Street NE., Washington, DC 20530. Phone, 202-346-7000.
http://www.usdoj.gov/uspc

CHAIR J. Patricia Wilson Smoot

The U.S. Parole Commission (USPC) makes parole release decisions for eligible Federal and District of Columbia prisoners; authorizes methods of release and conditions under which release occurs; prescribes, modifies, and monitors compliance with the terms and conditions governing offenders' behavior while on parole or mandatory or supervised release; issues warrants for violation of supervision; determines probable cause for the revocation process; revokes parole, mandatory, or supervised release; releases from supervision those offenders who are no longer a risk to public safety; and promulgates the rules, regulations, and guidelines for the exercise of USPC's authority and the implementation of a national parole policy.

USPC has sole jurisdiction over the following: Federal offenders who committed offenses before November 1, 1987; DC Code offenders who committed offenses before August 5, 2000; DC Code offenders sentenced to a term of supervised release; Uniform Code of Military Justice offenders who are in Bureau of Prison's custody; transfer treaty cases; and State probationers and parolees in the Federal Witness Protection Program.

Sources of Information

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Commission maintains an online FOIA library. Information on Freedom of Information Act requests is available online.

http://www.justice.gov/uspc/freedom-information-act-foia/foia-library
http://www.justice.gov/uspc/freedom-information-act-foia | Email: USPC.FOIA@usdoj.gov

Reading Room

The reading room is located at 90 K Street NE., Washington, DC 20530. Phone, 202-346-7000.

http://www.justice.gov/uspc/contact-commission

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