and FOIA Information is a project of the U.S. Department of Justice, and like all federal agencies, the Department of Justice is required under the FOIA to disclose records which are requested by any person unless those records are protected from disclosure.

Each federal agency is responsible for meeting its FOIA responsibilities for its own records. A list of Principal FOIA Contacts At Federal Agencies is available from this site. Likewise, each Department of Justice component is responsible for processing FOIA requests for the records that it maintains. Consult the DOJ FOIA Reference Guide and the List of Individual DOJ Components and FOIA Contacts if you plan to make a FOIA request to the Department of Justice. Before making a FOIA request, you should first browse About DOJ, Briefing Room, Reports & Publications of the main DOJ website, and each component’s FOIA Library (formerly known as an “electronic Reading Room,” which is a part of each component’s FOIA website), which contain information already available to the public.








Last Updated: 6/2011

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