Department of Justice (DOJ)

The Justice Department of the United States.

Primary geographic focus: NATIONAL
Organization type(s): Government
Acronym or short name: DOJ


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The U.S. Government’s Warning to Courts That Jail The Poor

J. Weston Phippen
Atlantic, The
March 15, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice has told local and state courts to avoid practices that hurt low-income individuals most.


The injustice of deporting children without representation

Hector Villagra
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
March 17, 2016
Deportation hearings in which children must defend themselves are not right, but they will continue.

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Justice Dept. Condemns Profit-Minded Court Policies Targeting the Poor

Matt Apuzzo
New York Times (NYT)
March 14, 2016
The Justice Department on Monday called on state judges across the country to root out unconstitutional policies that have locked poor people in a cycle of fines, debt and jail.

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Justice Department asks judge to block enforcement of homeless camping ban

Gale Holland
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
August 6, 2015
Thee U.S. Justice Department on Thursday urged a judge to block enforcement of an anti-camping ordinance in Boise, Idaho.

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Texas decriminalizing students’ truancy

Associated Press (AP)
June 20, 2015
After a long-fought battle by advocates, Texas signs a bill to decriminalize truancy.

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