Civil Rights Division

Civil Rights Division

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Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivered a Policy Address Regarding Voting Rights

About the Division

The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, created in 1957 by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Division enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), disability, religion, familial status, national origin, and citizenship status.

Featured Items

Attorney General Delivers Remarks at Announcement of Investigation into the Louisville Police Department
Press Release (6/4/2021)

The Justice Department’s Hate Crimes Enforcement and Prevention Initiative Announces Newly Translated Online Hate Crimes Resources
Press Release (4/23/2021)

The Civil Rights Division Marks the 67th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
Statement (4/17/2021)

Justice Department Announces Investigation of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government and Louisville Metro Police Department
Press Release (4/26/2021)

CRT memorandum withdrawing the January 17, 2021 memorandum, Application of Bostock v. Clayton County
Memorandum (1/22/2021)

Justice Department Announces Investigation into Conditions in Four Mississippi Prisons
Press Release (2/5/2020)

Justice Department Settles with Staffing Company to Resolve Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims
Press Release (2/18/2020)

Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Against the South Dakota Department of Social Services Alleging Intentional Race Discrimination Against Native American Job Applicants at the Pine Ridge Reservation
Press Release (1/29/2020)


General Information Office of the Assistant Attorney General
Kristen Clarke
Assistant Attorney General
Civil Rights Division
(202) 514-3847
Telephone Device for the Deaf (TTY) (202) 514-0716