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Civil Rights

 Civil Rights

The U.S. Attorney’s Office represents the interests of the United States in the Eastern District of Arkansas, vigorously enforcing civil rights laws which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender preference, and religion, among other protected categories.  We protect the constitutional rights of residents and affirm equal opportunity in areas including the rights of individuals with disabilities, housing, employment (in state and local governments), education, and voting. We are also responsible for investigating and criminally prosecuting traditional civil rights violations and hate crimes, among other defenses.

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How to Make a Civil Rights Complaint

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Arkansas welcomes information from the public regarding possible violations of our nation’s civil rights laws. Civil rights complaints can be submitted by email or mail. You do not need a special form to submit a complaint, but you can use this form:

You can send your Complaint by U.S. Postal Service mail or email it to:


U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Arkansas
P. O. Box 1229
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-1229
Attn: Chief of Civil Rights

Updated July 3, 2023