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FOIA Agency Information

General Information

Civil Rights Division
Agency within Department of Justice

Mission statement: "The Department's mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. "

Where Suits are Filed

Status  Year  City 
Cases filed within: 7 days 30 days over 30 days
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Docket Number Filed Case Title

Request Backlogs and Processing Times

Most Recent Data, for the Month of
TrackPending CasesClosed Cases
All124 cases
average 252 days pending
33 cases
average 202 days to close
Track Not Provided0 cases
average 0 days pending
0 cases
average 0 days to close
Simple24 cases
average 156 days pending
13 cases
average 34 days to close
Complex149 cases
average 329 days pending
5 cases
average 94 days to close


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