U.S. Department of Justice – DOJ

US Department of Justice - Washington, DC
US Department of Justice – Washington, DC

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is The Leading Law Enforcement Agency in the United States

The U.S. Department of Justice, also known as D.O.J., the Justice Department or U.S. Department of Justice, is a federal department of the United States government empowered to enforce the laws and administration of justice.  It is equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries.  The D.O.J. was created in 1870 under the Ulysses S. Grant presidency.

The D.O.J. administers multiple federal law enforcement agencies, including the F.B.I. and the D.E.A. It is also responsible for investigating financial fraud, representing the U.S. government in legal matters, and operating the federal prison system.  Additionally, D.O.J. is accountable for reviewing the conduct of law enforcement, directed by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1944.

The U.S. Attorney General operates the D.O.J.; currently, the Attorney General is Merrick B. Garland, who was nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

The D.O.J. offers an organizational chart on their website (JUSTICE.GOV) and offers multiple videos on YouTube.

Related divisions of the DOJ and other federal law enforcement and national security agencies:

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