United States Department of Justice

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Department of Justice
The Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building
Department overview
Formed June 22, 1870
July 1, 1870
Jurisdiction Federal government of the United States
Headquarters Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building
950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

38°53′35.7″N 77°1′29.9″W / 38.89325°N 77.024972°W / 38.89325; -77.024972
Employees 111,993 (2010)
Annual budget $27.7 billion (2010)
Department executives Eric Holder, Attorney General
James M. Cole, Deputy Attorney General

The United States Department of Justice (often referred to as the Justice Department or DOJ), is the United States federal executive department responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries.

Of the 47 U.S. Justice Department senior officials in 2014, 22 were Jews or had Jewish spouses.[1]

The Department is led by the Attorney General, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate and is a member of the Cabinet. The current Attorney General is Eric Holder.


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