Department of Justice announces Civil Rights Reporting Portal

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Posted at 3:53 PM, Jun 16, 2020

RALEIGH, N.C. – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that the Department of Justice launched the Civil Rights Reporting Portal. The new online tool was created in hopes that it will make the act of reporting a civil rights violation more simplistic for the public.

“The Civil Rights Reporting Portal will make it easier for the public to connect with us, which in turn makes us more effective at upholding these important rights,” Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Civil Rights Division said.

Mr. Higdon proclaimed that the Justice Department has to ensure that Americans are all treated fairly and equally.

“One of the most important responsibilities of the U.S. Department of Justice is to ensure that all Americans are treated fairly and equally and in conformity with our constitutionally-protected civil rights,” Mr. Higdon said.

Mr. Higdon is also hopeful that the portal will open up “open and effective dialogue” with people in the public who see someone possibly getting their civil rights violated.

“We must have an open and effective dialogue with those who believe those rights may have been denied to them,” Mr. Higdon said.

You can click here to access the 30 unique reporting pathways.