Chief, Initial Request Staff
Office of Information Policy
Department of Justice
1425 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530-0001
Tel: (202) 514-FOIA
Fax: (202) 514-1009
Submit and Track a Request or Appeal
Many documents are available to the public without having to make a FOIA request. These documents are called "proactive disclosures" because they are automatically posted online by all Department components.
The Office of Legal Policy (OLP) serves as the Attorney General's principal policy development staff, and is involved in a wide range of criminal and civil justice policy initiatives central to the Department's mission. The Office performs a high-level coordination role within the Department, including legal research and policy analysis to support major Department initiatives. The Office reviews and analyzes pending legislation proposals, coordinates regulatory development and review of proposed rules, and serves as liaison to OMB on regulatory matters. The Office evaluates potential nominees for Federal judicial and U.S. Attorney appointments and assists in preparation of nominees for Senate confirmation. OLP maintains background files on OLP policy, legislative proposals, and working files for its staff support activities. Records maintained include those relating to the administration of the Office.
DOJ Reference Guide:
A comprehensive guide to the FOIA that serves as a handbook for obtaining information from the Department
Special information required to make a FOIA request:
None. For more information on how to submit a FOIA request to the Department of Justice, visit the Make a FOIA Request to DOJ page of our site.
Publicly available information for which a FOIA request is not required:
Many other proactively disclosed documents are available to the public without having to make a FOIA request in the Department’s FOIA Libraries.
FOIA requests are placed in one of three tracks. Track one is for those requests which seek and receive expedited processing pursuant to subsection (a)(6)(E) of the FOIA. The second track is for those requests which do not involve voluminous records or lengthy consultations with other entities. Track three is for those requests which involve voluminous records and for which lengthy or numerous consultations are required, or those requests which may involve sensitive records.
Major Information Systems:
Correspondence Management System
Historical and Record Management System of Appointed Federal Judges
Updated February 21, 2019