Benton Illinois Department of Justice in Benton Illinois

Address and phone number for Benton Illinois Department of Justice, a Department of Justice, at West Main Street, Benton IL.


Name
Benton Illinois Department of Justice
Address
402 West Main Street, Benton, Illinois, 62812
Phone
618-435-3498

About the Benton Illinois Department of Justice

The Benton Illinois Department of Justice, located in Benton, IL, is a local branch of the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) that enforces federal laws in Franklin County. The Department of Justice Office operates under the authority of the U.S. Attorney General to represent the interests of the U.S. in legal matters that involve the government. For example, the DOJ Office represents the federal government in U.S. district courts and U.S. courts of appeals. Local DOJ Offices work with the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys, which coordinates Franklin County U.S. Attorneys' Offices.

You may contact the Department of Justice for questions about:
  • Illinois DOJ Offices and locations
  • DOJ Office responsibilities
  • Franklin County federal criminal investigations
  • Department of Justice public records
  • DOJ jobs and employment in the Franklin County area
Franklin County DOJ Office Responsibilities

The DOJ Office in Benton serves as trial counsel for the U.S. government in civil and criminal lawsuits. Headed by an U.S. Attorney and made up of Assistant U.S. Attorneys, the DOJ Office prosecutes cases from Franklin County federal law enforcement agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The DOJ Office also handles civil claims against the U.S. government and pursues civil rights cases.

DOJ Public Records

The Department of Justice makes records related to its investigations, cases, and prosecutions in the Franklin County area available to the public. These include records related to DOJ lawsuits, FBI investigations, and records from other federal law enforcement agencies. Some records, particularly those related to ongoing investigations, are exempt from public disclosure. Contact the Benton Illinois Department of Justice to request public records, for questions about the availability of public records, or to learn about the fees for requesting public records.

Benton Civil Rights & Disability Law

In Benton, the DOJ Office enforces specific areas of federal law. Through the Civil Rights Division, the DOJ Office enforces the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Tax Division enforces tax law and promotes voluntary compliance. In addition, the Benton DOJ Office enforces federal environmental laws, anti-trust laws, and violence against women laws.

Franklin County Federal Law Enforcement Agencies

The USDOJ acts as the parent agency for law enforcement agencies like the DEA, FBI, and ATF. USDOJ offices such as the Community Oriented Policing Services and the Office of Justice Programs administer resources in the Franklin County area to support public safety and law enforcement. The Office of the Inspector General reviews Federal Law compliance for federal law enforcement agencies in the Franklin County area. In addition, the USDOJ National Security Division operates programs to protect the U.S. from national security threats. Through the DOJ Office, the division implements Franklin County counterterrorism initiatives, conducts intelligence and counterintelligence efforts, and investigates financial transactions that impact national security.

Contact the Benton Illinois Department of Justice

You may contact the Benton Illinois Department of Justice by calling 618-435-3498, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Benton Illinois Department of Justice, 402 West Main Street, Benton, Illinois, 62812.


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