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08 February 2016
Statement to the Assembly from the Justice Minister... more

Our responsibilities

Justice and the law

Compensation, courts and tribunals, North-South co-operation and access to justice reports and policies.

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Legal aid

Information about the Legal Services Agency Northern Ireland, forms and guidance for legal professionals and guidance for members of the public.

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Prisons

The Northern Ireland Prison Service - read more about prison life, prison reform, the prison estate, management issues and family contact.

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Youth justice

Information on services, structures, profiles, managing youth offending and victims of crime.

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Forensic science

Information about the structure, services offered and specialist work undertaken by Forensic Science Northern Ireland

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Policing and community safety

Policies, strategies and legislation on criminal history disclosure, organised crime, policing and community safety.

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Statistics and research

The Department's statistics on crime surveys, reoffending, victims and witnesses, prison population, compendia, omnibus survey, prosecutions and convictions. 

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Our documents

Access to information

How to request information from the Department of Justice including Freedom of Information (FOI) and the use of our Publication Scheme.


Management and structure

The Department is headed by a Permanent Secretary and has three Directorates - Access to Justice, Safer Communities and Justice Delivery - to deliver on the Minister’s priorities ... more

Contact us

Department of Justice
Block B
Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate
Belfast
Northern Ireland
BT4 3SG

Tel: (028) 9076 3000
Textphone: (028) 9052 7668