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Civil Rights Enforcement

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, in coordination with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, enforces federal civil rights laws throughout the Eastern District of Tennessee. These laws prohibit discrimination, protect the constitutional rights of residents, and affirm equal opportunity for all. The U.S. Attorney’s Office enforces civil rights through civil litigation and criminal prosecution and, in all cases, represents the interests of the United States.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office welcomes information from the public that brings to our attention possible violations of our nation's civil rights laws. Civil rights complaints can be submitted by email, mail, or phone. 

Eastern District of Tennessee
Knoxville Headquarters:
800 Market Street, Suite 211
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902


For information about the civil rights laws we enforce, please click on the following links:


Service Members Toolkit
Sexual Harassment In Housing Toolkit
Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) Toolkit
Disability Rights Section/ADA Toolkit