Tuesday, September 26, 2023

DOJ Announces Outreach Programs on RLUIPA

In a press release last Friday, the Justice Department announced that to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, it will hold a series of outreach events to highlight the Department's enforcement efforts, saying in part:

The department’s first RLUIPA outreach event will take place at Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey, on Oct. 30. The event will include remarks from officials with the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, religious leaders in New Jersey whose organizations have benefited from RLUIPA’s protections and attorneys who have experience litigating RLUIPA cases. The department will host additional events across the country in the coming months, including in California and Michigan.

The Department has also posted updated material about RLUIPA, including information on identifying and reporting violations.