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OJP Freedom of Information Act

FOIA Overview

For general information related to the FOIA, please visit the Department of Justice Office of Information Policy website.

Information Required to Make a FOIA Request

There are no special forms required to make a FOIA request. If requesting first party records, please review: What are the requirements to get records on myself?

To make a FOIA request for:
OJP records –

  • You may submit a FOIA request online through FOIA.gov or OJP’s FOIA Public Access Link (PAL).
  • If you do not have access to PAL, you may submit a FOIA request in writing to:
    OJP FOIA Office
    810 7th Street, N.W.
    Room 5400
    Washington, D.C. 20531

Other federal records -

  • If you wish to direct your FOIA request to another component of DOJ or federal agency, visit the FOIA.gov website.

Component Information

The Office of Justice Programs is the largest grantmaking component of the Department of Justice and houses the Department’s criminal and juvenile justice-related science, statistics, and programmatic agencies. OJP provides federal leadership, funding, training and technical assistance, research and statistics, and other critical resources to advance work that strengthens community safety, promotes civil rights and racial equity, increases access to justice, supports crime victims and individuals impacted by the justice system, and builds trust between law enforcement and communities. 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 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: Charlotte Grzebien, 202-307-6235

DOJ Office FOIA Contacts

Date Modified: November 22, 2023
Date Created: February 3, 2020