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Let Us Help You Protect Your Rights As You Have Protected Ours

The Department of Justice, in partnership with other federal agencies, is committed to enforcing the federal laws that protect the civil rights of servicemembers. The Civil Rights Division protects a servicemember's civilian employment rights by enforcing the Uniformed Services Emplovment and Reemployment Rights Act ("USERRA"), voting rights by enforcing the Uniformed and Overseas Citizen Absentee Voting Act of 1986 ("UOCAVA"), and financial security through the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act ("SCRA").

The employees of the Department of Justice are proud to serve our nation's men and women in uniform. This site provides information on how the Department of Justice and other federal agencies can help, and what servicemembers can do to protect their rights under the law.
News

February 2015

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Santander Consumer USA to Resolve Allegations Concerning Over 1,100 Illegal Car Repossessions Against Service Members

Service Members to Receive Over $123 Million for Unlawful Foreclosures Under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

December 2014

Department Submits to Congress the Attorney General's 2014 Annual Report Pursuant to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act

Federal Court Rules Military and Overseas Voters from West Virginia Will Have Their Ballots Counted

May 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at Press Conference Announcing Law Enforcement Action to Protect Military Servicemembers from Unfair Lending Practices

Civil Rights Division Releases Fact Sheet on Servicemembers' Rights

Justice Department Reaches $60 Million Settlement with Sallie Mae to Resolve Allegations of Charging Military Servicemembers Excessive Rates on Student Loans

April 2013

Service Members to Receive $39 Million for Violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

October 2012

Justice Department Announces Agreement to Protect Rights of Military and Overseas Voters in Vermont

September 2012

Justice Department Announces Agreement to Protect Rights of Military and Overseas Voters in the U.S. Virgin Islands

July 2012

Justice Department Announces Lawsuit to Protect Rights of Military and Overseas Voters in Michigan

Justice Department Reaches $12 Million Settlement to Resolve Violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act by Capital One

June 2012

Justice Department Announces Lawsuit to Protect Rights of Military and Overseas Voters in Georgia

Justice Department Files Complaint Against Forsyth County, North Carolina, Sheriff for Violating the Employment Rights of Army National Guard Soldier

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Community Outreach
This brochure provides a brief explanation of the civil rights of servicemembers, as well as information about how to learn more or to file a complaint if you believe your rights have been violated.

Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee
This booklet is designed to provide military service members who have been seriously wounded a basic understanding of their rights under the ADA and where to turn for additional information and assistance.

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