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Civil Rights Enforcement

Civil Rights Complaint Hotline: 855- 281-3339
Civil Rights Complaint Form

The U.S. Attorney’s Office, in coordination with the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, is charged with enforcing federal civil rights laws throughout the District of New Jersey.

The Civil Division’s Civil Rights Unit enforces civil federal civil rights statutes, such as the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act; laws that protect voting rights, servicemembers’ rights and religious freedom; laws that prohibit patterns and practices of police misconduct, and other federal anti-discrimination laws enforced by the Department of Justice.

The Criminal and Special Prosecutions Divisions of this office enforce laws pertaining to criminal civil rights matters including hate crimes, human trafficking and police brutality.  In both civil and criminal matters, the U.S. Attorney’s Office represents the United States of America, not any specific individual.

  • To inform this office of a civil rights issue or complaint, click here.
  • To learn more about the right to a public education regardless of immigration status, click here.
  • To learn more about DOJ’s work to coordinate and expand enforcement, outreach, and training efforts on behalf of servicemembers, veterans, and their families, click here.
Updated June 20, 2018

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