What is the role of the justice Department in civil rights issues?

The Civil Rights Division enforces federal laws that protect you from discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, disability status, sex, religion, familial status, or loss of other constitutional rights.

What is a violation of your civil rights?

A civil rights violation is any offense that occurs as a result or threat of force against a victim by the offender on the basis of being a member of a protected category. For example, a victim who is assaulted due to their race or sexual orientation. Violations can include injuries or even death.

Who is head of U.S. justice Dept?

Attorney General Garland
As the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, Attorney General Garland leads the Justice Department’s 115,000 employees, who work across the United States and in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Who runs the Office of civil rights?

Office for Civil Rights

Agency overview
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Agency executive Catherine E. Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Parent department U.S. Department of Education
Key documents Department of Education Organization Act 20 U.S.C. § 3413, § 3441

What is a federal civil rights violation?

This statute makes it a crime for any person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom to willfully deprive or cause to be deprived from any person those rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution and laws of the U.S.

What does the Department of Justice do?

The Department of Justice (DoJ) enforces the law of the United States and works to ensure the law is enforced fairly and impartially. The DoJ provides leadership in creating federal policy to limit crime and ensure laws and punishments are just. The DoJ is equivalent to the Interior Ministries in other countries.

How to ask the DOJ for help?

The Department may be contacted by phone at the following: Department Comment Line: 202-353-1555 Department of Justice Main Switchboard: 202-514-2000

What is the phone number for the Department of Justice?

U.S. Department of Justice. Office of the Inspector General. Office of the General Counsel. 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Washington, D.C. 20530. Phone: 202-616-0646. Fax: (202) 616-9152.

When can you sue for civil rights violations?

When an individual has been the victim of a violation of their civil rights, they may be able to file a lawsuit against the police under the Civil Rights Act of 1871. This is done primarily under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, which is generally referred to as a Section 1983 claim.