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Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureaus
Federal Bureau of Investigation 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20535. Phone, 202–324–3000
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the principal
investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice. It is
charged with gathering and reporting facts, locating witnesses, and
compiling evidence in cases involving Federal jurisdiction.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation was established in 1908 by the
Attorney General, who directed that Department of Justice
investigations be handled by its own staff. The Bureau is charged
with investigating all violations of Federal law except those that
have been assigned by legislative enactment or otherwise to another
Federal agency. Its jurisdiction includes a wide range of
responsibilities in the criminal, civil, and security fields.
Priority has been assigned to the five areas that affect society the
most: organized crime/drugs, counterterrorism, white-collar crime,
foreign counterintelligence, and violent crime.
On January 28, 1982, the Attorney General assigned concurrent
jurisdiction for the enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act
(21 U.S.C. 801) to the Bureau and the Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA). The DEA Administrator reports to the Attorney
General through the FBI Director.
The Bureau also offers cooperative services such as fingerprint
identification, laboratory examination, police training, and the
National Crime Information Center to duly authorized law enforcement
The Bureau headquarters in Washington, DC, consists of nine separate
divisions, a Deputy Director, an Office of the General Counsel, an
Office of Public and Congressional Affairs, an Office of Equal
Employment Opportunity Affairs, and a Director's staff.
The Bureau's investigations are conducted through 56 field offices.
Most of its investigative personnel are trained at the FBI Academy
in Quantico, VA.
For further information, contact the Office of Public and
Congressional Affairs, Federal Bureau of Investigation, J. Edgar
Hoover F.B.I. Building, Ninth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20535. Phone, 202–324–2727.
Bureau of Prisons
320 First Street NW., Washington, DC 20534. Phone, 202–307–3198
The mission of the Bureau of Prisons is to protect society by
confining offenders in the controlled environments of prisons and
community-based facilities that are safe, humane, and appropriately
secure, and which provide work and other self-improvement
opportunities to assist offenders in becoming law-abiding citizens.
The Executive Office of the Director provides overall direction for
agency operations. In addition to typical administrative functions
performed by an agency head, the Offices of General Counsel, Program
Review, and Internal Affairs are within the Office and report to the
The Administration Division develops plans, programs, and policies
concerning the acquisition, construction, and staffing of new
facilities, as well as budget development, financial management,
procurement, and contracting.
The Community Corrections and Detention Division is responsible for
program development and contracts relating to community-based and
detention programs, as well as privatization and citizen
The Correctional Programs Division is responsible for managing the
correctional services (security) operations in Bureau institutions
and case and unit management, as well as religious and psychological
services, drug treatment programs, programs for special needs
offenders, and inmate systems.
Federal Prison Industries (trade name UNICOR) is a wholly owned
Government corporation whose mission is to provide employment and
training opportunities for inmates confined in Federal correctional
facilities. UNICOR manufactures a wide range of items - from
executive and systems furniture to electronics, textiles, and
graphics/signage. Services performed by UNICOR's inmates include
data entry, printing, and furniture refinishing. The corporation
funds selected preindustrial, vocational, and experimental training
The Health Services Division has oversight responsibility for all
medical and psychiatric programs; environmental and occupational
health services; food and nutrition services; and farm operations.
The Human Resource Management Division provides personnel, training,
and labor management within the agency. Its functions also include
pay and position management and recruitment.
The Information, Policy, and Public Affairs Division encompasses the
Bureau's Information Systems; Research and Evaluation; Security
Technology; Office of Public Affairs; and Office of Policy and
Information Resource Management.
The National Institute of Corrections provides technical assistance,
information services, and training for State and local corrections
agencies throughout the country. It also provides technical
assistance for selected foreign governments. The Institute's
administrative offices, Prison Division, and Community Corrections
Division are located in Washington, DC. Its Jails Division, Training
Academy, and Information Center are located in Longmont, CO.
The Bureau is subdivided into six geographic regions, each staffed
with field-qualified personnel who are responsible for policy
development and oversight, providing operational guidance to field
locations, and providing support functions in areas such as
auditing, technical assistance, budget, and personnel. Each regional
office is headed by an experienced career Bureau manager who is a
full member of the Bureau's executive staff.
For further information, contact the Public Information Officer,
Bureau of Prisons, Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20534.
Phone, 202– 307–3198.
United States Marshals Service
600 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202– 4210. Phone, 202–307–9000
The United States Marshals Service is the Nation's oldest Federal
law enforcement agency, having served as a vital link between the
executive and judicial branches of the Government since 1789.
Today, the Presidentially appointed marshals and their support staff
of approximately 3,700 deputy marshals and administrative personnel
operate from 427 office locations in all 94 Federal judicial
districts nationwide, from Guam to Puerto Rico, and from Alaska to
The Marshals Service performs tasks that are essential to the
operation of virtually every aspect of the Federal justice system.
The Service is responsible for:
- providing support and protection for the Federal courts, including
security for over 700 judicial facilities and nearly 2,000 judges
and magistrates, as well as countless other trial participants such
as jurors and attorneys;
- apprehending most Federal fugitives;
- operating the Federal Witness Security program, ensuring the safety
of endangered government witnesses;
- maintaining custody of and transporting thousands of Federal
- executing court orders and arrest warrants;
- seizing, managing, and selling property forfeited to the Government
by drug traffickers and other criminals, and assisting the Justice
Department's asset forfeiture program;
- responding to emergency circumstances, including civil
disturbances, terrorist incidents, and other crisis situations,
through its Special Operations Group, and restoring order in riot
and mob-violence situations; and
- operating the U.S. Marshals Service Training Academy.
The Director of the U.S. Marshals Service, who is appointed by the
President, supervises the operations of the Service throughout the
United States and its territories, assisted by the Deputy Director,
eight Assistant Directors, and a General Counsel.
For further information, contact the Office of Congressional and
Public Affairs, U.S. Marshals Service, Department of Justice, Suite
1260, 600 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. Phone, 202–307–9065.
United States National Central Bureau–International Criminal Police
Organization Washington, DC 20530. Phone, 202–616– 9000
The U.S. National Central Bureau (USNCB) represents the United
States in INTERPOL, the International Criminal Police Organization.
Also known as INTERPOL - Washington, USNCB provides an essential
communications link between the U.S. police community and their
counterparts in the foreign member countries.
INTERPOL is an association of 179 countries dedicated to promoting
mutual assistance among law enforcement authorities in the
prevention and suppression of international crime. With no police
force of its own, INTERPOL has no powers of arrest or search and
seizure. Instead, INTERPOL serves as a channel of communication
among the police of the member countries, and provides a forum for
discussions, working group meetings, and symposia to enable police
to focus on specific areas of criminal activity affecting their
United States participation in INTERPOL began in 1938 by
congressional authorization, designating the Attorney General as the
official representative to the organization.
INTERPOL operations were interrupted during World War II, but
resumed in 1947.
The Attorney General officially designated the Secretary of the
Treasury as the U.S. representative to INTERPOL in 1958, and the
U.S. National Central Bureau was established within the Treasury
Department in 1969. In 1977, an arrangement was effected between
Justice and Treasury officials establishing dual authority in
This Memorandum of Understanding designates the Attorney General as
the permanent representative to INTERPOL and the Secretary of the
Treasury as the alternate representative.
The Bureau operates through cooperative efforts with Federal, State,
and local law enforcement agencies.
Programs and initiatives, such as the State Liaison Program and the
Canadian Interface Project, broaden the scope of U.S. investigative
resources to include the international community, thus forming an
integral part of the United States efforts to confront the problem
of international crime.
Federal and State law enforcement agencies represented at the USNCB
include the Federal Bureau of Investigation; U.S. Marshals Service;
Drug Enforcement Administration; Immigration and Naturalization
Service; U.S. Customs Service; U.S. Secret Service; Internal Revenue
Service; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Office of the
Comptroller of the Currency; Office of the Inspector General,
Department of Agriculture; U.S. Postal Inspection Service; Bureau of
Diplomatic Security, Department of State; Federal Law Enforcement
Training Center; Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; Environmental
Protection Agency; and the Massachusetts State Police.
Under the State Liaison Program, States establish an office within
their own law enforcement community to serve as liaison to USNCB.
International leads developed in criminal investigations being
conducted by a State or local police entity can be pursued through
their Liaison Office, and criminal investigative requests from
abroad are funneled through the relevant State liaison office for
action by the appropriate State or local agency. All 50 States now
participate in the liaison program, which is currently coordinated
by a representative from the Massachusetts State Police.
USNCB has two sub-bureaus which serve to more effectively address
the law enforcement needs of U.S. territories.
The sub-bureaus are located in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Pago Pago,
For further information, contact the U.S. National Central
Bureau–INTERPOL, Washington, DC 20530. Phone, 202–616–9000.
Immigration and Naturalization Service 425 I Street NW., Washington,
DC 20536. Phone, 202–514–4316, 4330, or 4354
[For the Immigration and Naturalization Service statement of
organization, see the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 8, Aliens
The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) was created by act
of March 3, 1891 (8 U.S.C. 1551 note), and its purpose and
responsibilities were further specified by the Immigration and
Nationality Act, as amended (8 U.S.C.
1101 note), which charges the Attorney General with the
administration and enforcement of its provisions. The Attorney
General has delegated authority to the Commissioner of the
Immigration and Naturalization service to carry out these provisions
of immigration law.
Overall policy and executive direction flow from the Washington, DC,
headquarters office through 3 regional offices to 33 district
offices and 21 border patrol sectors throughout the United States.
INS also maintains three district offices in Bangkok, Thailand;
Mexico City, Mexico; and Rome, Italy.
The Service carries out its mission through operational programs in
adjudications and nationality, inspections, investigations, and
detention and deportation, as well as the U.S. Border Patrol. These
programs are divided into the following mission responsibilities:
- facilitating entry of those legally admissible as visitors or
immigrants to the United States;
- granting benefits under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as
amended, including providing assistance to those seeking asylum,
temporary or permanent resident status, or naturalization;
- preventing improper entry and the granting of benefits to those not
legally entitled to them;
- apprehending and removing those aliens who enter or remain
illegally in the United States and/or whose stay is not in the
public interest; and
- Enforcing sanctions against those who act or
conspire to subvert the requirements for selective and controlled
entry, including sanctions against employers who knowingly hire
aliens not authorized to work in the United States.
The Service also has a firm commitment to strengthen criminal
investigations and seek the most effective deterrents to illegal
For further information, contact the Office of Information,
Immigration and Naturalization Service, Department of Justice, 425 I
Street NW., Washington, DC 20536. Phone, 202–514–4316, 4330, or
Drug Enforcement Administration 600–700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington,
VA 22202. Phone, 202–307–1000; FTS, 367– 1000
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is the lead Federal agency
in enforcing narcotics and controlled substances laws and
regulations. It was created in July 1973, by Reorganization Plan No.
2 of 1973 (5 U.S.C. app.), which merged four separate drug law
The Administration enforces the provisions of the controlled
substances and chemical diversion and trafficking laws and
regulations of the United States, and operates on a worldwide basis.
It presents cases to the criminal and civil justice systems of the
United States - or any other competent jurisdiction - on those
significant organizations and their members involved in cultivation,
production, smuggling, distribution, or diversion of controlled
substances appearing in or destined for illegal traffic in the
United States. DEA immobilizes these organizations by arresting
their members, confiscating their drugs, and seizing their assets;
and creates, manages, and supports enforcement-related programs -
domestically and internationally - aimed at reducing the availability
of and demand for controlled substances.
The Administration's responsibilities include:
- investigation of major narcotic violators who operate at interstate
and international levels;
- seizure and forfeiture of assets derived from, traceable to, or
intended to be used for illicit drug trafficking;
- enforcement of regulations governing the legal manufacture,
distribution, and dispensing of controlled substances;
- management of a national narcotics intelligence system;
- coordination with Federal, State, and local law enforcement
authorities and cooperation with counterpart agencies abroad; and
- training, scientific research, and information exchange in support
of drug traffic prevention and control.
The Administration manages the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC), a
24-hour tactical drug intelligence center, which utilizes DEA and
Federal personnel from 13 other agencies.
The Administration concentrates its efforts on high-level narcotics
smuggling and distribution organizations in the United States and
abroad, working closely with such agencies as the Customs Service,
the Internal Revenue Service, and the Coast Guard. It also chairs
the 11-agency National Narcotics Intelligence Consumers Committee,
which develops an annual report on drug production, trafficking, and
Approximately 400 Administration compliance investigators enforce
regulation of the legal manufacture and distribution of prescription
drugs. The agency also maintains an active training program for
narcotics officers in other Federal, State, and local agencies - as
well as foreign police.
The Administration maintains liaison with the United Nations,
INTERPOL, and other organizations on matters relating to
international narcotics control programs.
It has offices throughout the United States and in 50 foreign
For further information, contact the Public Affairs Section, Drug
Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice, Washington, DC
20537. Phone, 202–307–7977.
Office of Justice Programs 633 Indiana Avenue NW., Washington, DC
20531. Phone, 202–307–0781
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) was established by the Justice
Assistance Act of 1984 and reauthorized in 1994 to provide Federal
leadership, coordination, and assistance needed to make the Nation's
justice system more efficient and effective in preventing and
controlling crime. OJP and its five program bureaus are responsible
for collecting statistical data and conducting analyses; identifying
emerging criminal justice issues; developing and testing promising
approaches to address these issues; evaluating program results, and
disseminating these findings and other information to State and
The Office is headed by an Assistant Attorney General who, by
statute and delegation of authority from the Attorney General,
establishes, guides, promotes, and coordinates policy; focuses
efforts on the priorities established by the President and the
Attorney General; and promotes coordination among the five major
bureaus or offices within OJP.
These are: Bureau of Justice Assistance, Bureau of Justice
Statistics, National Institute of Justice, Office of Juvenile
Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and Office for Victims of Crime.
Through the programs developed and financed by its bureaus and
offices, OJP works to form partnerships among Federal, State, and
local government officials to control drug abuse and trafficking,
rehabilitate crime-ridden neighborhoods, improve the administration
of justice in America, meet the needs of crime victims, and find
innovative ways to address problems such as gang violence, prison
crowding, juvenile crime, and white-collar crime. The functions of
each bureau or office are interrelated. For example, the statistics
generated by the Bureau of Justice Statistics may drive the research
that is conducted through the National Institute of Justice and the
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Research
results may generate new programs that receive support from the
Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office of Juvenile Justice and
Although some research and technical assistance is provided directly
by OJP's bureaus and offices, most of the work is accomplished
through Federal financial assistance to scholars, practitioners, and
State and local governments.
Program bureaus and offices award formula grants to State agencies,
which, in turn, subgrant funds to units of State and local
government. Formula grant programs - drug control and system
improvement, juvenile justice, victims compensation, and victims
assistance - are administered by State agencies designated by each
Discretionary grant programs usually are announced in the Federal
Register, and applications are made directly to the sponsoring
Office of Justice Programs bureau or office.
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
The Bureau is the primary funding source for grants to State and
local law enforcement agencies. In addition to funding crime
prevention and control projects, BJA provides training, technical
assistance, evaluation, and comprehensive strategic planning to
criminal justice practitioners. The Bureau's mission is to provide
leadership and assistance in support of local criminal justice
strategies to achieve safe communities. Its goals are to promote
effective, innovative crime control and prevention strategies; to
demonstrate and promote replication of effective crime control
programs which support public/private partnerships, planning, and
criminal justice system improvement; and to leverage and efficiently
administer available resources.
The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 (42 U.S.C. 3750) established the
Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance
Program. Under this authorization, Congress appropriates funds to
BJA for awards to the States to implement violent crime control and
illegal drug reduction strategies. Other BJA discretionary awards
are made for innovative programs such as Tribal Strategies Against
Violence, Firearms Trafficking, and a Comprehensive Homicide
Initiative. Earmarked funds are used for special programs such as
Operation Weed and Seed, National Crime Prevention Council Campaigns
(McGruff, The Crime Dog), and Drug Abuse Resistance Education. The
Bureau also administers line-item appropriations for national
programs such as the Regional Information Sharing System Program and
the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program.
The Bureau expects, measures, and reports results in the following
broad areas of award investment: comprehensive programs, crime
prevention, law enforcement, adjudication, corrections/options,
evaluation, systems improvement, and information dissemination.
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) The Bureau is responsible for
collecting, analyzing, publishing, and disseminating statistical
information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the
operation of justice systems at all levels of government and
internationally. The Bureau provides data which is critical to
Federal, State, and local policymakers in combating crime and
ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded.
The Bureau also assists State governments in developing capabilities
in criminal justice statistics and improving the quality of criminal
justice records and information systems.
The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is the second largest
ongoing household survey undertaken by the Federal Government, and
is the only national forum for victims to systematically describe
how crime affects them and the characteristics of those who
committed the crime against them.
During a collection year, a nationally representative sample of more
than 100,000 persons residing in about 49,000 households is
interviewed by representatives of the Bureau of the Census in order
to obtain data on the impact, frequency, and consequences of
criminal victimization in the United States.
Other statistical series cover populations under correctional
supervision, Federal criminal offenders and case processing,
criminal justice expenditures and employment, felony convictions,
pretrial release practices, characteristics of correctional
populations, prosecutorial practices and policies, profile of civil
cases, and the administration of law enforcement agencies and
The Bureau maintains more than two dozen major data collection
series and publishes a wide variety of reports annually which
receive nationwide distribution.
The Bureau supports a statistical component in the National Criminal
Justice Reference Service. The Bureau of Justice Statistics
Clearinghouse provides reference services for people requesting
information, maintains a mailing list, and distributes Bureau
The Bureau also manages the Drugs and Crime Clearinghouse, funded by
the Office of National Drug Control Policy, which disseminates BJA,
ONDCP, and other drug-related crime documents;
serves as the sole repository with public access for the BJA State
Drug Control Strategies and the individual U.S.
attorneys' reports; produces national directories of State and local
drug-related agencies, topical fact sheets, bibliographies, and
other special reports;
maintains a library and database; and responds to telephone, mail,
and electronic requests for information.
For further information, contact the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Phone, 800–732–3277 (toll-free).
National Institute of Justice (NIJ) The Institute sponsors research
and development programs designed to improve and strengthen the
criminal justice system and reduce or prevent crime. It also
conducts national demonstration projects that employ innovative or
promising approaches for improving criminal justice, and develops
new technologies to fight crime and improve criminal justice.
The Institute conducts evaluations to determine the effectiveness of
criminal justice programs, particularly programs funded by the
Bureau of Justice Assistance and Crime Act Program offices within
the Office of Justice Programs and the Community Oriented Policing
Services (COPS) Office, and identifies programs that promise to be
successful if continued or replicated in other jurisdictions. For
example, it has evaluated the effectiveness of innovative drug
control programs, including community-oriented policing, community
antidrug initiatives, Weed and Seed multijurisdictional task forces,
and drug testing programs.
The Institute's evaluations of new approaches for holding offenders
accountable for their crimes has provided invaluable information
regarding such programs as drug courts, bootcamps, youth challenge
camps, intensive community supervision, specialized probation, and
prison work-release programs. The corrections information exchange
system at NIJ assists State and local officials in exchanging
information on innovative and cost-effective concepts and techniques
for planning, financing, and constructing new prisons and jails.
In addition, NIJ works to fulfill the information needs of the
criminal justice system by publishing and disseminating reports and
other materials from its research, demonstration, evaluation, and
other programs; provides training and technical assistance to
justice officials on innovations developed through its programs; and
serves as the national and international clearinghouse of justice
information for Federal, State, and local governments.
For further information, contact the National Criminal Justice
Reference Service. Phone, 1–800– 851–3420.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
The Office was created by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
Prevention Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5601) in response to national
concern about juvenile crime. It is the primary Federal agency for
addressing juvenile crime and delinquency and the problem of missing
and exploited children. The Office is comprised of five divisions.
The State Relations and Assistance Division oversees the Formula
Grants Program. States can receive formula grants to help implement
delinquency prevention, control, and system improvement programs,
including the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and
Delinquency Prevention Act. These core requirements include
deinstitutionalizing status offenders, separating juveniles from
adult offenders in institutions, removing juveniles from adult jails
and lockups, and addressing the disproportionate confinement of
minority youth. Technical assistance is provided to States and
communities to enhance their programs. The Division also administers
the Title V Prevention Incentive Grants Program and the State
Challenge Grants Program.
The Special Emphasis Division provides funds directly to public and
private nonprofit agencies and individuals to foster new approaches
to delinquency prevention and control and the improvement of the
juvenile justice system. The Division focuses on such areas as
serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders; gangs; at-risk
female juvenile offenders; and school dropouts.
The Research and Program Development Division sponsors research and
studies about national trends in juvenile delinquency and drug use,
serious juvenile crime, the causes of delinquency, prevention
strategies, program evaluation, and improvement of the juvenile
justice system. It is also responsible for program evaluation,
statistics, and demonstration programs.
The Training and Technical Assistance Division funds training for
juvenile justice practitioners, policymakers, and organizations and
provides technical assistance in planning, funding, establishing,
operating, and evaluating juvenile delinquency programs. In
addition, the Division administers juvenile court and prosecutor
training, court-appointed special advocates, and children's advocacy
center programs under the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 (42
The Information Dissemination Unit conducts a wide variety of
information dissemination activities for the Office in support of
its statutory mandate to serve as a clearinghouse and information
center for the preparation, publication, and dissemination of
information on juvenile delinquency and missing children. The Unit
also monitors the operations of the Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse,
which collects, stores, and disseminates the Office's and other
juvenile justice-related publications. The toll-free telephone
number is 1–800– 638–8736.
Sources of Information
Controlled Substances Act Registration
Information about registration under the Controlled Substances Act
may be obtained from the Registration Section of the Drug
Enforcement Administration, P.O. Box 28083, Central Station,
Washington, DC 20038. Phone, 202– 307–7255.
Disability-Related Matters Contact the Civil Rights Division's ADA
Hotline. Phone, 800–514–0301. TDD, 800–514– 0383.
Drugs and Crime Clearinghouse Phone, 800–666–3332 (toll-free).
Electronic Access Information concerning Department of Justice
programs and activities is available electronically through the
Internet, at http://www.usdoj.gov/.
Employment The Department maintains an agencywide job line. Phone,
Attorneys' applications: Director, Office of Attorney Personnel
Management, Department of Justice, Room 6150, Tenth Street and
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20530. Phone, 202–514–1432.
Assistant U.S. attorney applicants should apply to individual U.S.
United States Marshals Service: Field Staffing Branch, United States
Marshals Service, Department of Justice, 600 Army Navy Drive,
Arlington, VA 22202– 4210.
Federal Bureau of Investigation: Director, Washington, DC 20535, or
any of the field offices or resident agencies whose addresses are
listed in the front of most local telephone directories.
Immigration and Naturalization Service: Central Office, 425 I Street
NW., Washington, DC 20536 (phone, 202–514–2530); or any regional or
Drug Enforcement Administration: regional offices, laboratories, or
Washington Headquarters Office of Personnel.
Bureau of Prisons: Central Office, 320 First Street NW., Washington,
DC 20534 (phone, 202–307–3082); or any regional or field office.
Office of Justice Programs, 633 Indiana Avenue NW., Washington, DC
20531. Phone, 202–307–0730.
United States Trustee Program, Room 770, 901 E Street NW.,
Washington, DC 20530. Phone, 202–616–1000.
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission: Attorneys: Office of the Chief
Counsel, Suite 6002, 600 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20579 (phone,
202–616–6975); Other: Administrative Officer, same address and
Housing Discrimination Matters Contact the Civil Rights Division's
Housing and Civil Enforcement Section. Phone, 800–896–7743.
Immigration-Related Employment Matters The Civil Rights Division
maintains a Worker Hotline. Phone, 800–255–7688. TDD, 800–237–2515.
It also offers information for employers. Phone, 800–255–8155. TDD,
Publications and Films The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin and Uniform
Crime Reports - Crime in the United States are available from the
Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington,
The Annual Report of the Attorney General of the United States is
published each year by the Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Approximately nine textbooks on citizenship, consisting of teachers
manuals and student textbooks at various reading levels, are
distributed free to public schools for applicants for citizenship
and are on sale to all others from the Superintendent of Documents,
Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. Public schools or
organizations under the supervision of public schools which are
entitled to free textbooks should make their requests to the
appropriate Immigration and Naturalization Service Regional Office
(See appropriate section of this manual for mailing addresses.). For
general information, call 202–514–3946.
The Freedom of Information Act Guide and Privacy Act Overview and
the Freedom of Information Case List, both published annually, are
available from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing
Office, Washington, DC 20530; and in electronic format through
Library of Congress. ISBN 0–16–042921– 8.
FOIA Update (Stock No. 727–002– 00000–6), published quarterly, is
available free of charge to FOIA offices and other interested
offices Governmentwide. This publication is also available from the
Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington,
DC 20402; and in electronic format through Library of Congress.
Guidelines for Effective Human Relations Commissions, Annual Report
of the Community Relations Service, Community Relations Service
Brochure, CRS Hotline Brochure, Police Use of Deadly Force: A
Conciliation Handbook for Citizens and Police, Principles of Good
Policing: Avoiding Violence Between Police and Citizens, Resolving
Racial Conflict: A Guide for Municipalities, and Viewpoints and
Guidelines on Court-Appointed Citizens Monitoring Commissions in
School Desegregation are available upon request from the Public
Information Office, Community Relations Service, Department of
Justice, Washington, DC 20530.
A limited number of drug educational films are available, free of
charge, to civic, educational, private, and religious groups.
A limited selection of pamphlets and brochures is available. The
most widely requested publication is Drugs of Abuse, an
identification manual intended for professional use. Single copies
Copies of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission's semiannual
(through December 1966) and annual (from January 1967) reports to
the Congress concerning its activities are available at the
Commission in limited quantities.
Reading Rooms Located in Washington, DC, at: U.S. Department of
Justice, Room 6505, Tenth Street and Constitution Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20530 (phone, 202–514–3775).
Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW., 20534 (phone,
Immigration and Naturalization Service, 425 I Street NW., 20536
(phone, 202– 514–2837);
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 600 E Street NW., 20579
Also at the U.S. Parole Commission, 5550 Friendship Boulevard, Chevy
Chase, MD 20815 (phone, 301–492–5959);
Board of Immigration Appeals, Suite 2400, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Falls
Church, VA 22041 (phone, 703–305–0168); some of the Immigration and
Naturalization Service district offices; and the National Institute
of Justice, 9th Floor, 633 Indiana Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20531
Redress for Wartime Relocation/Internment Contact the Civil Rights
Division's Office of Redress Administration. Helpline phone, 202–
219–6900. TDD, 202–219–4710.
In 1972, the National Institute of Justice established the National
Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS). All five OJP bureaus now
support NCJRS, a clearinghouse of information and publications
concerning OJP programs and other information of interest to the
criminal justice community. The Office's National Institute of
Justice, which has supported the clearinghouse for almost 20 years,
provides most of the funding for the National Criminal Justice
Reference Service. Police, corrections agencies, courts, criminal
justice planners, juvenile justice practitioners, community crime
prevention groups, and others needing information for planning and
problem solving in criminal justice can refer to this international
information service specially designed to assist the justice
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service provides information
from its computerized data base system free or at a minimal cost to
users through a variety of products and services including the
bimonthly NIJ Catalog, which contains abstracts of significant
additions to the data base and pertinent information and a Calendar
of Events announcing upcoming training courses and conferences;
selected hardcopy documents upon request; three types of data base
search packages; various microfiche products; and referrals to other
Under contracts with OJP bureaus, the National Criminal Justice
Reference Service also operates the Drugs and Crime Data Center and
Clearinghouse, the Bureau of Justice Assistance Clearinghouse, the
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse, the Juvenile Justice
Clearinghouse, the National Victims Resource Center, and the
Construction Information Exchange. All the Service's clearinghouses
may be contacted on 800–851–3420 (toll-free); or in the Washington,
DC, metropolitan area on 301–251–5500.
The NCJRS Electronic Bulletin Board, with 3,000 registered users,
makes NCJRS' services available online. The Bulletin Board may be
accessed by modem on 301–738–8895.
Organizations and individuals may register to receive information
from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service by writing
NCJRS, Box 6000, 1600 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850.
Small Business Activities Contract information for small businesses
can be obtained from the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business
Utilization, Department of Justice, Tenth Street and Pennsylvania
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20530. Phone, 202–616–0521.
For further information concerning the Department of Justice,
contact the Office of Public Affairs, Department of Justice, Tenth
Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20530. Phone,
202– 514–2007 (voice); 202–786–5731 (TDD).
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