This form should only be used to submit complaints related to violations of civil rights or civil liberties by DOJ employees. For complaints that do not involve violations of civil rights or civil liberties, click here.
Please Note: The online complaint form is the most efficient method for submitting complaints to the DOJ OIG Hotline.
Section 1001 of the USA Patriot Act directs the Inspector General to review information and receive complaints alleging abuses of civil rights and civil liberties by Department of Justice employees. The OIG has created a special section in its Investigations Division to process these complaints. This section will identify the more serious civil rights and civil liberties allegations and assign them to OIG employees for investigation. The OIG will refer other complaints to Department components for their review and handling.
To ensure proper handling of your complaint, please include "ATTN: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Complaints" at the top of your fax submission.
If you would like to submit supporting documentation, please mail in your complaint with the supporting documentation to the address listed below, instead of using our online form.
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of the Inspector General
ATTN: Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Complaints
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20530
Fax: (202) 616-9881
* Due to reported instances of the unauthorized use of government phone numbers, please note that the OIG Hotline number is never used to make outgoing calls. If you receive a call from a number that appears on a caller ID system to have come from the OIG Hotline (800-869-4499), please do not respond, and notify the OIG Hotline immediately.