Justice Department Announces Civil Investigation into Chemical Restraint Use at Two Nevada Juvenile Facilities

Las Vegas, Nevada - The Justice Department announced today that it has opened an investigation into the use of pepper spray at two juvenile correctional facilities run by the Nevada Juvenile Justice Services Agency: the Nevada Youth Training Center and the Summit View Youth Center.  The investigation will examine whether staff at the two facilities use pepper spray in a manner that violates youth’s rights under the Constitution.

Justice Department Applauds the Passage and Enactment of the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020

Washington, DC - On January 5, 2021, President Donald J. Trump signed H.R. 8354, the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020, a bill to permanently establish the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative, or “SVI”, within the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.

U.S. Government Collects $7 Million in Iranian Assets for Victims of Terrorism Fund

Washington, DC - The Justice Department announced the United States has collected $7 million of Iranian funds that will be allocated to provide compensation to American victims of international state-sponsored terrorism.

Michigan Restaurant and Strip Club Owner Sentenced to Two Years n Prison

Washington, DC - A Walled Lake, Michigan, business owner was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.

Statement Regarding Federal Civil Rights Investigation Into Shooting of Jacob Blake

Washington, DC - Eric S. Dreiband, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, and Matthew D. Krueger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin released the following statement related to the Aug. 23, 2020, shooting of Jacob Blake: