|USDOJ Homepage||Strategic Plan Homepage||A Message from the Attorney General||FY 1999 Annual Accountability Report|
|FY 2001 Performance Plan||Table of Contents||Introduction||Chapter I|
|Chapter II||Goal One||Goal Two||Goal Three|
|Goal Four||Goal Five||Goal Six||Goal Seven|
|Chapter III||External Factors||Appendix A||Appendix B|
|Appendix C||Appendix D||Appendix E||Appendix F|
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES: FISCAL YEARS 2000-2005
The strategic goals and objectives of the Department of Justice for fiscal years 2000-2005 are based on the Department's mission, a mission that is embedded in public law. Our goals and objectives are broad and long-term. Most involve the activities of more than one component organization of the Department. Many are undertaken in collaboration with, or the support of, other federal, state and local agencies.
Our goals and objectives reflect several major themes. These include:
Partnership. We are committed to continuing and strengthening collaborative efforts with other federal agencies, states and localities, tribal governments, community groups, foreign countries, and others. Since critical crime and justice issues almost always transcend traditional jurisdictional and functional boundaries, effective partnerships are a key ingredient to achieving results. In addition, recent advances in communications and transportation, the growth of the global economy, and the breakup of formerly totalitarian states, have underscored the transnational dimensions of the Department's work.
Leadership. We are committed to fulfilling our leadership responsibilities in forging a coordinated national and international response to crime and justice and assisting states, localities and tribal governments. We are also committed to targeting federal investigative and prosecutorial resources on those areas where they can have most strategic effect, for example, attacking multijurisdictional criminal enterprises, or where the Federal Government has lead responsibility, for example, preventing and investigating terrorist threats.
Preparedness. We are committed to maintaining a high-level capability to deter and respond quickly to newly emerging crime threats, including those threats posed by the new technology. Preparedness involves attention to core infrastructure needs to ensure that adequate skills, tools, and processes are in place for meeting the new challenges of the 21st century.
Institutional Integrity. We are committed to preserving and enhancing the integrity and trustworthiness of not only the Department, but the nation's justice system as a whole.
To provide the reader a quick overview, our strategic goals and objectives are listed on the following pages.
Goal 1: KEEP AMERICA SAFE BY ENFORCING FEDERAL CRIMINAL LAWS
Objective 1.1 VIOLENT CRIME
Reduce the threat, incidence, and prevalence of violent crime, especially as it stems from organized criminal enterprises and drug and gang-related violence.
Objective 1.2 DRUGS
Reduce the threat and trafficking of illegal drugs by identifying, disrupting, and dismantling drug trafficking organizations which are international, multijurisdictional, or have an identified local impact.
Objective 1.3 ESPIONAGE
Deter and detect espionage against the United States by strengthening counterintelligence capabilities.
Objective 1.4 TERRORISM
Deter and detect terrorist incidents by developing maximum intelligence and investigative capability.
Objective 1.5 WHITE COLLAR CRIME
Reduce white collar crime, including public corruption, in order to minimize its negative social and economic impacts.
Goal 2: PREVENT AND REDUCE CRIME AND VIOLENCE BY ASSISTING STATE,TRIBAL, LOCAL AND COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS
Objective 2.1 LAW ENFORCEMENT
Improve the crime fighting and criminal justice system capabilities of state, tribal, and local governments.
Objective 2.2 JUVENILE JUSTICE
Reduce youth crime and victimization through targeted programs that emphasize both prevention and enforcement.
Objective 2.3 SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Break the cycle of substance abuse and crime through testing, treatment and sanctions.
Objective 2.4 VICTIMS OF CRIME
Uphold the rights of, and improve services to, America's crime victims.
Objective 2.5 COMMUNITY SERVICES
Support innovative, community-based programs aimed at reducing crime and violence in our communities.
Goal 3: PROTECT THE RIGHTS AND INTEREST OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BY LEGAL REPRESENTATION, ENFORCEMENT OF FEDERAL LAWS AND DEFENSE OF U.S. INTERESTS
Objective 3.1 CIVIL RIGHTS
Uphold the civil rights of all Americans through enforcement of, and education about, federal civil rights laws and protections.
Objective 3.2 ENVIRONMENT
Enforce and defend federal environmental laws and programs across our land, including Indian Country, by investigating and litigating environmental and natural resources violations and issues.
Objective 3.3 ANTITRUST LAWS
Promote competition in the United States economy through enforcement of, improvements to, and education about, antitrust laws and principles.
Objective 3.4 TAX LAWS
Promote the fair, correct and uniform enforcement of the federal tax laws and the collection of the tax debts to protect the federal fisc from unjustified claims.
Objective 3.5 CIVIL LAWS
Effectively represent the United States in all civil matters for which the Department of Justice has jurisdiction.
Goal 4: FAIRLY AND EFFECTIVELY ADMINISTER THE IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES
Objective 4.1 IMMIGRATION INFORMATION SERVICES
Provide accurate, easy-to-use, readily accessible, and up-to-date information which meets the needs of internal and external customers.
Objective 4.2 IMMIGRATION BENEFITS SERVICES
Deliver services to the public in a professional and courteous manner and ensure that correct immigration benefit decisions are made in a timely and consistent fashion.
Objective 4.3 BORDER ENFORCEMENT
Secure the ports-of-entry, land border and coast of the United States against unlawful entry.
Objective 4.4 BORDER FACILITATION
Facilitate lawful travel and commerce across the borders of the United States.
Objective 4.5 INTERIOR ENFORCEMENT
Preserve the integrity of the legal immigration system and promote public safety and national security by deterring illegal immigration, combating immigration-related crimes and removing individuals, especially criminals, who are unlawfully present in the United States.
Objective 4.6 IMMIGRATION INFRASTRUCTURE
Ensure the effective and efficient operational capability of the INS workforce.
Objective 4.7 ADJUDICATION
Adjudicate all immigration cases in a timely manner while ensuring due process and fair treatment for all parties.
Goal 5: PROTECT AMERICAN SOCIETY BY PROVIDING FOR THE SAFE, HUMANE AND SECURE CONFINEMENT OF PERSONS IN FEDERAL CUSTODY
Objective 5.1 DETENTION
Provide for the safe, secure and humane confinement of persons who are detained while awaiting trial or sentencing, a hearing on their immigration status, or deportation.
Objective 5.2 PRISON CAPACITY
Ensure that sufficient prison capacity exists so that violent and other serious criminal offenders are imprisoned to the fullest extent of the law.
Objective 5.3 PRISON OPERATION
Maintain and operate the Federal Prison System in a safe, secure, humane and efficient manner.
Objective 5.4 INMATE SERVICES
Provide services and programs to meet critical inmate needs and facilitate their successful reintegration into society, consistent with community expectations and standards.
Goal 6: PROTECT THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY AND PROVIDE CRITICAL SUPPORT TO THE FEDERAL JUSTICE SYSTEM TO ENSURE IT OPERATES EFFECTIVELY
Objective 6.1 PROTECTING THE JUDICIARY
Protect judges, witnesses and other participants in federal judicial proceedings and ensure the safe and secure operation of the federal court system.
Objective 6.2 FUGITIVES
Apprehend fugitives from justice.
Objective 6.3 VICTIMS AND WITNESSES
Meet the needs of, and uphold the rights of, victims and witnesses of federal crimes.
Objective 6.4 BANKRUPTCY
Protect the integrity and ensure the effective operation of the nation's bankruptcy system.
Goal 7: ENSURE EXCELLENCE, ACCOUNTABILITY AND INTEGRITY IN THE MANAGEMENT AND CONDUCT OF DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS
Objective 7.1 INTEGRITY
Foster integrity, strengthen management accountability, and promote efficiency and effectiveness to ensure public trust and confidence in Department of Justice programs.
Objective 7.2 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Improve the effectiveness of Department of Justice operations by strengthening and enforcing controls over assets, improving the usefulness and reliability of financial data for planning and reporting, and maximizing the use of available resources in accomplishing programmatic missions.
Objective 7.3 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Make effective use of information technology (IT).
Objective 7.4 HUMAN RESOURCES
Strengthen human resource recruitment and retention efforts and provide for a workforce that is skilled, diverse, and committed to excellence.
FY 2000 -- 2005 Strategic Plan
U.S. Department of Justice