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What Happens After a Complaint is Filed?



Once you file a complaint, you will receive an e-mail from a member of the Office of Civil Rights and Public Trust acknowledging receipt of the complaint form. Your complaint will be reviewed and evaluated by our attorneys to determine whether a sufficient basis exists for action by the Attorney General.

We will review the matter as expeditiously as possible; however, please be aware that complainants are not notified of progress regarding their complaint or the status of the complaint, as it could interfere with the law enforcement process. In order to resolve your complaint we may also send a copy of your letter to the individual, agency or municipality you are complaining about.

Please understand that by filing a complaint with this Office you have NOT initiated a lawsuit or a proceeding, nor has this Office initiated a lawsuit or a proceeding on your behalf. This Office cannot provide individual legal advice, and, in some instances, hiring a private attorney may be necessary. The Delaware State Bar Association can provide you with referrals.

A member of the Office of Civil Rights and Public Trust will contact you after our review is completed and a determination on the appropriate course of action is made.