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Civil Rights

It is the responsibility of the United States Attorney’s Office to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all individuals. Federal law prohibits discrimination in education, employment, credit, housing, public accommodations, voting, and state and local government programs. Violent crime motivated by hatred for an individual’s racial, ethnic, religious, gender, or sexual preference also violates federal law. The United States Attorney’s Office works closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division as well as other investigative agencies to prosecute those who violate the civil rights of individuals in our community. Some of the civil rights cases prosecuted by our office include:

The United States Attorney’s Office provides training and support to agencies and communities responding to racial, ethnic, or religious tensions. For more information about the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights programs visit http://www.justice.gov/crt.

Updated August 31, 2017