OASG Freedom of Information Act

FOIA Contact:

Carmen L. Mallon
Chief of Staff
Office of Information Policy
Department of Justice
Suite 11050
1425 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530-0001
(202) 514-FOIA

Submit and Track a Request or Appeal

FOIA Library:

Many documents are available to the public without having to make a FOIA request. These documents are called "proactive disclosures" because they are automatically posted online by all Department components.

Component Description:

The Associate Attorney General advises and assists the
Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General in formulating
and implementing departmental policies and programs pertaining
to a broad range of civil justice matters. The Office oversees
and provides policy direction to the Civil, Antitrust, Environment
and Natural Resources, Tax, and Civil Rights Divisions, as well
as providing oversight responsibility for the Office of Justice
Programs, the Community Oriented Policing Services, the Community
Relations Service, the Executive Office for United States Trustees,
the Office of Information Policy, and the Foreign Claims Settlement
Commission. Records maintained include those relating to the administration
of the office.

DOJ Reference Guide:

A comprehensive guide to the FOIA that serves as a handbook
for obtaining information from the Department.

Special information required to make a FOIA request:

None. For more information on how to submit a FOIA request to the Department of Justice, visit the Make a FOIA Request to DOJ page of our site.

Publicly available information for which a FOIA request
is not required
:

Press Room
Selected Publications

Many other proactively disclosed documents are available to the public without having to make a FOIA request in the Department’s FOIA Libraries.

Multitrack processing:

FOIA requests are placed in one of three tracks. Track
one is for those requests which seek and receive expedited processing
pursuant to subsection (a)(6)(E) of the FOIA. The second track
is for those requests which do not involve voluminous records or
lengthy consultations with other entities. Track three is for those
requests which involve voluminous records and for which lengthy
or numerous consultations are required, or those requests which
may involve sensitive records.

Major Information Systems

Correspondence Management System