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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

OJP does not process FOIA/PA requests for the Department of Justice (DOJ). Please refer to the DOJ FOIA website for the appropriate DOJ component(s) that may maintain the type of documents you are seeking.

FOIA Contact

Dorothy Lee
Office of Justice Programs
Office of the General Counsel
Attention: FOIA Staff
810 7th St., NW
Room 5400
Washington, DC 20531

FOIA Requester Service Center: 202-307-6235
FOIA Public Liaison: George Pruden, 202-307-0790

Conventional Reading Room

Room 5430
810 7th St., NW
Washington, DC

Electronic Reading Room

The Electronic Reading Room includes frequently requested records, major information systems, and staff manuals, created by the Office of Justice Programs on or after November 1, 1996.

Component Information

OJP processes and its components award and administer financial and technical assistance to state and local criminal justice agencies and organizations, as well as conduct research studies and statistical surveys in matters concerning the administration of criminal justice. OJP maintains records to monitor and manage these programs. In addition, OJP maintains files on civil rights compliance investigations relating to any grants awarded by its component agencies.

Privacy Impact Assessments

DOJ Reference Guide

DOJ FOIA Reference Guide (January 2010): A comprehensive guide to the FOIA that serves as a handbook for obtaining information from the Department of Justice, including OJP.

Other reference materials:

Special Information Required to Make a FOIA Request


Publicly Available Information for Which a FOIA is Not Required

Publications regarding law enforcement, criminal justice, juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, and related statistical information and analysis.