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Policy and Strategy Section


The Policy and Strategy Section (POL) supports and coordinates the Civil Rights Division's broad policy work by developing and analyzing legislative, regulatory, and policy proposals relating to the Division's enforcement authorities. To do this work, the Section works closely with the Justice Department’s Office of Legislative Affairs and Office of Legal Policy.

POL also leads and coordinates cross-divisional and high-priority strategic initiatives within the Department and with other federal agencies. For example, the Section maintains strong relationships with civil rights programs in U.S. Attorneys’ Offices across the country and coordinates with the State Department on international human rights matters. POL also hosts convenings and prepares plain language documents and reports on the Division’s enforcement and policy efforts.

Section Information

Louis Lopez

Civil Rights Division
Tel: (202) 307-6211
(TTY): (202) 514-0716

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