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What We Stand For

Explore this section to learn more about our mission, values, and how we strive to make a positive impact in the world around us.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Justice is to uphold the rule of law, to keep our country safe, and to protect civil rights.

Our Values

  • Independence and Impartiality. We work each day to earn the public’s trust by following the facts and the law wherever they may lead, without prejudice or improper influence.
  • Honesty and Integrity. Our employees adhere to the highest standards of ethical behavior, mindful that, as public servants, we must work to earn the trust of, and inspire confidence in, the public we serve.
  • Respect. Our employees value differences in people and in ideas and treat everyone with fairness, dignity, and compassion.
  • Excellence. We work every day to provide the highest levels of service to the American people and to be a responsible steward of the taxpayers’ dollars.

DOJ in the Community

The Department of Justice plays a vital role in engaging with communities & supporting victims by providing resources, advocacy, and outreach initiatives. Through collaboration with local organizations, law enforcement agencies, and community leaders, the DOJ works to address issues affecting communities and ensuring access to justice for all individuals, including victims of crime.