United States Department of Justice facts for kids
|Department of Justice|
|Formed||June 22, 1870
July 1, 1870
|Jurisdiction||Federal government of the United States|
|Headquarters||Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building
|Annual budget||$43.5 billion (2007)|
|Agency executives||Eric Holder, Attorney General
David W. Ogden, Deputy Attorney General
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is a Cabinet department in the United States government. It is designed to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law. It is also designed to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. The DOJ is administered by the United States Attorney General, one of the original members of the cabinet.
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