United States Department of Justice Criminal Division

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The United States Department of Justice Criminal Division is a federal agency of the United States Department of Justice that develops, enforces, and supervises the application of all federal criminal laws in the United States, except those specifically assigned to other divisions. Criminal Division attorneys prosecute many nationally significant cases and formulate and implement criminal enforcement policy. Division attorneys also provide advice and guidance to the Attorney General of the United States, the United States Congress, and the White House on matters of criminal law.

Leadership

The Criminal Division is headed by an Assistant Attorney General, appointed by the President of the United States with the advice and consent of the Senate.[1] Brian Benczkowski was confirmed to be Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division in July 2018.[2]

Organization

The Criminal Division is headed by an Assistant Attorney General, who is a political appointee. The Assistant Attorney General is assisted by six Deputy Assistant Attorneys General, who are career attorneys, who each oversee a Branch of the Division. Each of the Branches consist of various sections, offices and units.

  • Assistant Attorney General—Criminal Division
    • Deputy Assistant Attorney General
    • Deputy Assistant Attorney General
    • Deputy Assistant Attorney General
      • Office of International Affairs
      • International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program
      • Office of Oversees Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training
    • Deputy Assistant Attorney General
      • Fraud Section
      • Appellate Section
      • Capital Case Section
    • Deputy Assistant Attorney General
    • Chief of Staff to the Assistant Attorney General
      • Office of Administration
    • Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General
      • Office of Policy and Legislation

Reorganization

The Criminal Division's Counterterrorism and Counterespionage Sections were transferred to the National Security Division in 2005 with the reauthorization of the USA PATRIOT Act.

See also

References

  1. ^ 28 U.S.C. § 506
  2. ^ Johnson, Carrie (January 3, 2017). "Key Vacancies At Justice Department 'Not A Recipe For Good Government'". NPR.org. Retrieved 2018-01-26.

External links

  • Official website


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