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.

Featured Items

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke Testifies Before the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021
Testimony (10/6/2021)

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke Delivers Remarks Announcing a Civil Rights Investigation into Conditions in Georgia Prisons
Press Release (9/14/21)

Statement of Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke Before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
Testimony (8/16/21)

DOJ and HHS Issue Guidance on ‘Long COVID’ and Disability Rights Under the ADA, Section 504, and Section 1557
Press Release (7/26/2021)

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivered a Policy Address Regarding Voting Rights
Speech (6/11/2021)

General Information Office of the Assistant Attorney General
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Kristen Clarke
Assistant Attorney General
Contact 
Civil Rights Division
(202) 514-3847
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