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Freedom of Information Act

FOIA Overview

Office of Justice Programs processes Freedom of Information Act requests only for OJP.  Please refer to the Department of Justice (DOJ) FOIA website for the appropriate DOJ component(s) that may maintain the type of documents you are seeking.

Information Required to Make a FOIA Request

There are no special forms required.  However, for requesting first party records see:  What are the requirements to get records on myself?

To make a FOIA request for:
OJP records –

Component Information

OJP provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America and providing grants for the implementation of these crime-fighting strategies.  OJP works in partnership with the justice community to identify the most pressing crime-related challenges confronting the justice system and provide information, training, coordination and innovative strategies and approaches for addressing these challenges.  For more information on each OJP program office, please follow the links listed below:

In addition, OJP maintains compliance information related to grants in the following offices:

OJP Library

  • The OJP Library includes some frequently requested records, major information systems and staff manuals created by OJP on or after November 1, 1996.

OJP FOIA Contact

  • Monica Potter-Johnson
    Office of Justice Programs
    Office of the General Counsel
    Attention:  FOIA Staff
    810 7th Street, NW
    Room 5400
    Washington, DC 20531
    Email:  [email protected]
  • FOIA Requester Service Center:  202-307-6235
    FOIA Public Liaison:  Chandria Slaughter, 202-307-6235

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