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Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative

Welcome to the United States Department of Justice’s Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative, a guidance resource for current and former members of the military, military family members, legal practitioners who serve the military community, and the general public.

The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative would like to wish a happy Veterans Day to our soldiers, both past and present, who sacrifice so much for our Nation.

In honor of Veterans Day, DOJ, EEOC, and DOL issued guidance on employment protections for servicemembers and veterans.  We also hosted an event with the VA to discuss legal issues impacting veterans and ways that federal attorneys can help by providing pro bono assistance. Read the press release.


Servicemembers and veterans protect and advance our democracy.

The Department of Justice works to ensure that the rights of the brave men and women of our Nation’s armed forces, and the veterans who have served in the past, are safeguarded from discrimination and unfair treatment.

The mission of the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative is to strengthen and enhance the Department of Justice’s efforts on behalf of servicemembers, veterans, and their families by coordinating and expanding our enforcement, outreach, and training.  

General Information


Nicole Siegel
Acting Director

Andrew Braniff
Assistant Director


U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
4 Constitution Square
150 M St. NE
Washington, DC 20530
202-307-SCRA (7272)

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