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Employee Organizations at DOJ

Attorney General’s Committee on the Employment of Persons with Disabilities

Assists in developing initiatives to increase the number of persons with disabilities at DOJ.

Contact: Dave P. Adams (USTP), 215-597-2549

Blacks in Government, Edward Woods, Jr., DOJ Chapter (EWJ DOJ BIG)

BIG PURPOSE: BIG is an advocate of equal opportunity and professional development for Black government employees at the Local, State and Federal government levels and others dedicated to justice for all.

BIG VISION: BIG is a member-focused, world-class enterprise, recognized for excellence.

BIG MISSION: BIG enables all present and future Black employees, in Local, State, and Federal governments to have the ability to maximize their career opportunities and provide a mechanism for inclusion, growth, and advocacy.

BIG GUIDING PRINCIPLES:  Be Accountable, Commit to Excellence, Act with Integrity, Take Responsibility, Work As A Team, and Remain Loyal and Dedicated.

Contacts:  Jermaine Cooper, President, JMD, 202-616-6360 | Darlene Brooks, JMD, 202-616-3970

For more information:

Websites: Home | Blacks in Government (

Region XI: Home (

DOJ Asian Pacific American Employees Association (DOJ Pan Asia)

DOJ Pan Asia was created in 1994 as an employee organization open to all DOJ employees.  The primary purposes of DOJ Pan Asia are to assist DOJ in promoting and effecting full and equitable participation and utilization of its Asian Pacific American employees; to increase the number of Asian Pacific Americans within the Justice Department’s workforce; and to bring to the attention of appropriate DOJ officials any discriminatory or other employment practices that may be inconsistent with the objectives of DOJ Pan Asia.


Email:  Tat Shum (ATF), Chair,

Department of Justice Association of Black Attorneys (DOJABA)

DOJABA was organized in 1989 with the purpose of enhancing the professional environment of the Department’s Black attorneys and legal professionals and providing outreach and support to those interested in the pursuit of law.  In addition to creating professional development and networking opportunities for its members, DOJABA acts as a liaison to Department leadership for Black attorneys and legal professionals; assists the Department in its efforts to recruit, hire, promote, and retain Black employees; and works to contribute to the broader Black community.

For more information:

Contacts: Davené Walker, Chair,

                   Angella Middleton, Vice Chair,


LinkedIn:  DOJABA


DOJ Association of Hispanic Employees for Advancement and Development (DOJ-AHEAD)

The DOJ-AHEAD is an organization open to all U.S. Department of Justice federal employees and contractors. Its primary goals are to assist DOJ in promoting equitable participation and full utilization of its Hispanic employees; increase the numbers of qualified Hispanics in its workforce; speak on issues affecting all Hispanic employees; develop and maintain meaningful relationships with the employees and the greater Hispanic and DOJ community.

DOJ-AHEAD serves as a platform to empower all Federal Hispanic employees through shared information, programs, events, networking resources and activities aimed to fulfill and enhance advancement and development.

Contact:  Jenniffer A. Frias, at 862-329-9127

DOJ Federal Asian Pacific American Council (DOJ FAPAC)

FAPAC was founded in 1985 and is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization representing Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) in the Federal and District of Columbia Governments and in the Uniformed Services.  The primary purpose and mission of FAPAC and its Chapters is to serve as an interagency association with the Federal and District of Columbia Governments and the Uniformed Services to promote equal opportunity and cultural diversity.  The DOJ FAPAC Chapter advocates for the participation, engagement, and career advancement of AANHPIs in the workforce by providing resources and support (such as training, mentorship, and webinars) to FAPAC DOJ members.  The Chapter also connects with local communities in outreach events to promote cultural awareness, foster networking opportunities, and support civic participation.

Email:  Lan Caohuy-Rifkin (JMD),

DOJ Gender Equality Network (DOJ GEN)

DOJ GEN advocates for gender equity and equality at DOJ and across the Federal Government. Since 2016, DOJGEN has fought for better sexual misconduct policies, pay equity, generous flexible work options, gender diversity in leadership, expanded paid family leave, and equitable access to reproductive health care. DOJ GEN’s membership is open to all DOJ employees and contractors, regardless of gender.

For more information:



DOJ Muslim Americans in Public Service (DOJ MAPS)

The DOJ MAPS’s mission is to foster community, religious accommodation, and professional networking among its members.  MAPS also aims to assist DOJ with achieving specific strategic human capital business initiatives and serve as a strategic partner in promoting a culture of equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion.

Contacts: Nadia Ahmed (USANV), President,

                   Mahjabeen Rahman (ATR), Vice President,



DOJ Native American Association (JUNAA)

Identifies, addresses, and assists in developing effective policies and practices to increase the number of American Indians in the DOJ workforce.

Contact: Gina Allery (ENRD), 202-305-0261

DOJ Pride

DOJ Pride was founded in 1994 and serves as DOJ’s recognized advocacy organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) employees and allies.  DOJ Pride works with agency leadership to identify and address key issues and areas affecting DOJ’s LGBTQ+ employees, through public policy as well as provide resources and public programming throughout the year.



Contact:  Adam C. Stickler (OIG), 202-616-4739

Federally Employed Women (FEW), Women of Justice Chapter

Federally Employed Women (FEW) works to end sex and gender discrimination, to encourage diversity for inclusion and equity in the workplace, and for the advancement of professional growth of women in federal service. The Women of Justice (WOJ) Chapter was created in 2015 and is comprised of members who have been employed by the Department of Justice. The WOJ Chapter serves the D.C. Metro Region and is committed to helping its members engage, feel empowered, and continue to grow professionally. FEW’s membership is open to those, men and women, who subscribe to the purposes of the organization and carry out its mission.

For more information:

Contact: Joyce Bynum, Chapter President



Updated November 13, 2023