Civil Rights Division

Civil Rights Division

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Meet the Director

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke
Assistant Attorney General

Kristen Clarke serves as the Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.

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 persons in the United States, 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.

Employment Opportunities

View our open opportunities for:

Experienced Professionals, which includes experienced attorneys, civil rights analysts, paralegal specialists, investigators, and other non-attorney support staff

The Attorney General's Honors Program for entry-level attorneys

Volunteer and Paid Student Internship Programs for law, graduate school and undergraduate students

Featured Items

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke Delivers Remarks at George Washington University’s Equity Institute Initiative
Speech (9/23/2022)

Justice Department Establishes Reproductive Rights Task Force
Learn more about the Reproductive Rights Task Force

Justice Department Publishes Guide to Federal Voting Rights
Know Your Voting Rights

Justice Department Announces Updated Guidance on Improving Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence by Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias
Press Release (5/23/2022)

Justice Department Releases Guide to State Voting Rules That Apply After Criminal Convictions
Press Release (5/20/2022)

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


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