U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.


Office of the General Counsel (OGC)

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) provides legal assistance and advice to OJP's program offices on all legal issues arising from OJP’s role in providing federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems, increase knowledge about crime and related issues, and assist crime victims. OGC advises on legal questions, problems and issues of nationwide concern, as well as provides legal advice and guidance on all agency operations. OGC is also responsible for administering the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act for all OJP's program offices.


Rafael Madan

OGC Leadership

Rafael A. Madan
General Counsel

Deputy General Counsels: Charlotte Grzebien, Matthew T. Scodellaro, Rhonda Craig, and Rosemary C. Carradini

OGC Contacts

OGC Main Line: 202-307-0790
FOIA Requester Service Center: 202-307-6235
FOIA Public Liaison: 202-307-6235

Date Created: January 7, 2020