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How is the Civil Rights Division Organized?

The Division is led by the Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for Civil Rights. A principal deputy assistant attorney general and four deputy assistant attorneys general work with the AAG to supervise the Division's criminal and civil enforcement work.

The Division has 11 sections that seek to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans.  Each section is led by a section chief and one or more deputy chiefs.  You can learn more about each section by clicking the links below:

Appellate Section
Criminal Section
Disability Rights Section
Educational Opportunities Section
Employment Litigation Section
Federal Coordination and Compliance Section
Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices
Policy and Strategy Section
Special Litigation Section
Voting Section

The Division's goals are supported by three cross-sectional working groups:

Indian Working Group
LGBTI Working Group

Updated May 27, 2021