Office of the General Counsel (OGC)

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) provides legal assistance and advice to OJP's bureaus and offices on all legal issues arising from OJP’s role in providing federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems, increase knowledge about crime and related issues, and assist crime victims. OGC advises on legal questions, problems and issues of nationwide concern, as well as provides legal advice and guidance on all agency operations. OGC is also responsible for administering the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act for all OJP's bureaus and offices.


Rafael A. Madan - General Counsel
Rafael A. Madan
General Counsel

Deputy General Counsels: Rosemary C. Carradini, Carolyn Kennedy,
Charles T. Moses, III and Matthew T. Scodellaro

OGC Main Line: 202-307-6235

FOIA Requester Service Center: 202-307-6235

FOIA Public Liaison: 202-307-0790