Civil Rights Division

Civil Rights Division

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Remarks by Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore of the Civil Rights Division at the Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary

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, disability, religion, familial status and national origin.

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Featured Items

Four St. Louis Police Officers Indicted for Civil Rights Violations and Obstruction of Justice
Press Release (11/29/2018)

Acting Attorney General Whitaker Statement on the FBI's 2017 Hate Crimes Statistics
Press Release (11/13/2018)

Pennsylvania Man Charged with Federal Hate Crimes for Tree Of Life Synagogue Shooting
Press Release (10/31/2018)

Justice Department Releases Update on Hate Crimes Prosecutions and Announces Launch of New Hate Crimes Website
Press Release (10/29/2018)

Justice Department Files Statement of Interest in Harvard Discrimination Case Defending Claim That Harvard Intentionally Discriminates on the Basis of Race in Admissions
Press Release (8/7/2018)
Statement of Interest (8/30/2018)

Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking Women by Exploiting their Opioid Addiction
Press Release (7/25/2018)

Ohio Man Charged with Federal Hate Crimes Related to August 2017 Rally in Charlottesville
Press Release (6/27/2018)


Eric S. Dreiband
Assistant Attorney General
Civil Rights Division
(202) 514-4609
Telephone Device for the Deaf (TTY) (202) 514-0716