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Civil Rights

Civil Rights Program

The United States Attorney's office for the Western District of Washington, in coordination with the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, is responsible for enforcing the federal civil rights laws in Western Washington, both through civil litigation and criminal prosecution. Click here for more information.


Engaging in outreach in order to prevent crime, respond to community needs, and promote good citizenship.

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.

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Victim Witness Assistance

Victims of crime may experience feelings of confusion, frustration, fear and anger. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington and the Victim/Witness Unit is dedicated to making sure that victims of federal crimes and their family members are treated with compassion, fairness and respect.

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Environmental Justice and Enforcement

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington enforces federal laws to protect environmental quality, human health, and wildlife in all communities within the district. In coordination with components of the Justice Department, the United States Attorney’s Office will hold violators accountable for their actions, prioritizing cases that will reduce environmental harms to the health of historically underserved, overburdened and marginalized communities.

Updated January 12, 2023