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The U.S. Attorney's Office takes a proactive approach to crime and drug prevention throughout the district. The office has adopted a number of strategies to carry out the Office's mission of making Eastern District of Arkansas communities a safer place to work and live.

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. See more

Environmental Justice and Public Health

The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Arkansas enforces federal laws that are designed to protect not just the American people, but also the nation's natural resources. The substantial overlap that exists between protecting people and places prompted the Department of Justice to create an Office of Environmental Justice. Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.  See more

    Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee


    Law Enforcement Coordinator
    The Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC) was established in 1981 in all 94 U.S. Attorney's Office by order of the U.S. Attorney General. LECC provides a networking focus for law enforcement agencies committed to the ideal of cooperation and coordination at all levels of state, local, and federal law enforcement. Read More >>

    Project Safe Neighborhoods Program


    Project Safe Neighborhoods
    Launched in 2001, the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program is a nationwide initiative that brings together federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, prosecutors, community leaders, and other stakeholders to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in a community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  PSN is coordinated by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in the 94 federal judicial districts throughout the 50 states and U.S. territories.  PSN is customized to account for local violent crime problems and resources. Read More >>
    Project Safe Childhood


    Project Safe Childhood
    The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Arkansas embraces its commitment to the protection of our children. Advances in technology over the past two decades have brought about new challenges for parents, educators, and law enforcement. No longer are our children safe from exploitation and abuse in their own homes. As a result, the United States Department of Justice launched Project Safe Childhood (PSC) in 2006 to combat the proliferation of technology-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes against children. Read More >>

    Victim Witness Assistance


    Victim Witness Program
    The Victim-Witness Program was developed to ensure that crime victims in this district are informed of their rights and to assist crime victims throughout the criminal court process. This office is committed to ensuring that victims and witnesses of federal crimes are treated fairly, their privacy is respected and they are treated with dignity and respect. Read More >>

    Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC)


    Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC)
    Eastern District of Arkansas Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) Mission: To develop and maintain strategic partnerships among federal, state and local entities in an effort to heighten awareness, disseminate information, and ultimately prevent terrorist related activities in the Eastern District of Arkansas. Read More >>


    Updated June 28, 2023