What Is The United States Department Of Justice (DOJ)?
The Department of Justice is the federal government agency responsible for enforcing laws and administering justice across the United States.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) was created in 1870 to assist the Office of the Attorney General (then a single-person, part-time position) with its efforts to “prosecute and conduct all suits in the Supreme Court” concerning the United States. As the regulatory reach of the government grew, so did the structure and scope of the Justice Department.
Today, the DOJ is the largest law office in the world, with a budget of $25 billion and numerous offices, boards, and divisions, including the offices of the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, Associate Attorney General, and Solicitor General.