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U. S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

950 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20530

(202) 514-3847

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(202) 514-3847
(202) 514-0716

Who We Are

The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, created in 1957 by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all persons in the United States, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Division 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.

The mission of the Elder Justice Initiative is to support and coordinate the U. S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division's enforcement and programmatic efforts to combat elder abuse, neglect and financial fraud, and scams that target our nation’s older adults. To find help near you, visit the website. Visit the website to file a civil rights violation.

Older adults may also be covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

Who We Serve

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Cost & Payment Methods

Fee Structure
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Age Requirements
No Age Requirement

Intake Process
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