DOJ/OPDAT International Visitors Program
To complement its overseas programs, OPDAT also serves as the Department's liaison between various private and public agencies which sponsor visits to the United States by foreign officials interested in a closer examination of the U.S. legal system. International visitors with specific interests are given the opportunity to meet with practitioners in more specialized components of the Department. OPDAT's International Visitors Program builds long-term justice sector relationships, bilateral and multilateral, with foreign criminal justice sector experts and helps to promote their responsiveness to US requests for case-specific legal assistance.
In Fiscal Year 2011, OPDAT coordinated meetings for 2,190 overseas visitors and Department of Justice representatives who invested 682 hours of their time from components such as the Counterterrorism Section, Public Integrity Section, Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property Section, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section, Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Civil Rights Division, Civil Division, and Anti-Trust Division.