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The Office for Access to Justice is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice that plans, develops, and coordinates the implementation of access to justice policy initiatives prioritized by the Department and the executive branch. ATJ works to break down barriers to the founding principle and enduring promise of the Department of Justice: equal justice under law.

Our mission to ensure access to the promises and protections of our civil and criminal legal systems for all communities is carried out through a number of wide-ranging initiatives.

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