Fiscal Year 2001 Accountability Report
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
FY 2000 - FY 2005 STRATEGIC GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Goal 1 - Keep America Safe by Enforcing Federal Criminal Laws
||Reduce the threat,
incidence, and prevalence of violent crime, especially as it stems from
organized criminal enterprises and drug and gang-related violence.
||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.
||Deter and detect
espionage against the United States by strengthening counterintelligence
||Deter and detect
terrorist incidents by developing maximum intelligence and investigative
||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
||Improve the crime
fighting and criminal justice system capabilities of state, tribal and local
|| Reduce youth crime
and victimization through targetd programs that emphasize both prevention
||Break the cycle
of substance abuse and crime through testing, treatment, and sanctions.
the rights of, and improve services to, America crimes's victims.
community-based programs aimed at reducing crime and violence in our communities.
Goal 3 - Protect the
Rights and Interests of the American People by Legal Representation, Enforcement
of Federal Laws, and Defense of U.S. Interests
||Uphold the civil
rights of all Americans through enforcement of, and education about, federal
civil rights laws and protections.
|| 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.
competition in the United States economy through enforcement of, improvements
to, and education about antitrust laws and principles.
||Promote the fair,
correct, and uniform enforcement of the federal tax laws and the collection
of tax debts to protect the federal fisc from unjustified claims.
the United States in all civil matters for which the Department of Justice
Goal 4 - Fairly and Effectively
Administer the Immigration and Naturalization Laws of the United States
|| Provide accurate,
easy-to-use, readily accessible, and up-to-date information which meets
the needs of internal and external customers.
|| 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.
|| Secure the ports-of-entry,
land border, and coast of the United States against unlawful entry.
travel and commerce across the borders of the United States.
||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.
||Ensure the effective
and efficient operational capability of the INS workforce.
||Adjudicate all immigration
cases in a timely manner while ensuring due process and fair treatment for
Goal 5 - Protect American
Society by Providing for the Safe, Humane, and Secure Confinement of Persons
in Federal Custody
||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.
||Ensure that sufficient
prison capacity exists so that violent and other serious criminal offenders
are imprisoned to the fullest extent of the law.
||Maintain and operate
the Federal Prison System in a safe, secure, humane, and efficient manner.
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
witnesses, and other participants in federal judicial proceedings and ensure
the safe and secure operation of the federal court system.
||Meet the needs of,
and uphold the rights of, victims and witnesses of federal crimes.
||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
strengthen management accountability, and promote efficiency and effectiveness
to ensure public trust and confidence in Department of Justice programs.
||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.
||Make effective use
of information technology.
resource recruitment and retention efforts and provide for a workforce that
is skilled, diverse, and committed to excellence.