United States Department of Justice

U.S. federal executive department in charge of law enforcement

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is a Cabinet department in the Federal government of the United States. Its jobs are to enforce the law, defend the interests of the United States according to law, and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice. Parts of DOJ include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and prosecutor offices in about a hundred districts in the United States. The DOJ is administered by the United States Attorney General, one of the original members of the cabinet.

Department of Justice
Department overview
FormedJune 22, 1870
July 1, 1870
JurisdictionFederal government of the United States
HeadquartersRobert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building
Washington, D.C.
Employees112,500+ (2005)
Annual budget$43.5 billion (2007)
Department executives
Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building, Washington, D.C.