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Civil Rights Enforcement

The United States Attorney’s Office, in coordination with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, vigorously enforces federal civil rights laws throughout the Southern District of Illinois. 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. Complete the Civil Rights Complaint form, print and mail to:

U.S. Attorney’s Office - Southern District of Illinois

Civil Rights Intake Coordinator 

9 Executive Dr.

Fairview Heights, IL 62208 

Federal Civil Rights Statutes

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

Updated June 15, 2023