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The U.S. Attorney's Office of the Southern District of West Virginia is committed to several initiatives and programs that are designed to keep the Southern District safe and productive.

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Civil Rights

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all persons in the district, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The office enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), disability, religion, familial status, national origin, and citizenship status.

DOJ Grant Opportunities

The Department of Justice offers funding opportunities to support law enforcement and public safety activities in state, local, and tribal jurisdictions; to assist victims of crime; to provide training and technical assistance; to conduct research; and to implement programs that improve the criminal, civil, and juvenile justice systems. 

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Elder Justice Initiative

The Elder Justice Initiative (EJI) is a key priority of the Department of Justice.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to combatting all forms of elder abuse and financial exploitation through enforcement actions, training and resources, victim services and public awareness.

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Environmental Justice

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia enforces federal laws to protect environmental quality and human health in all communities within the district. 

Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee


The Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee sponsors and co-sponsors training seminars for federal, state and local law enforcement agencies addressing a variety of subjects.

Project Safe Childhood

Project Safe Childhood

Project Safe Childhood (PSC) is a Department of Justice initiative launched in 2006 that aims to combat the proliferation of technology-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes against children. The threat of sexual predators soliciting children for physical sexual contact is well-known and serious; the danger of perpetrators who produce, distribute, and possess child pornography is equally dramatic and disturbing.

Project Safe Neighborhoods

Project Safe Neighborhoods

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun and gang crime in America by networking existing local programs that target gun and gun crime and providing these programs with additional tools necessary to be successful.

Victim Witness Assistance

Victim Witness Assistance

The Vitctim/Witness section of the United States Attorney’s Office for West Virginia's Southern District works diligently to assist and protect crime victims and witnesses whose lives have been altered due to criminal activity.

Updated April 11, 2024