Today’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is an intelligence-driven and threat-focused national security organization with both intelligence and law enforcement responsibilities that is staffed by a dedicated cadre of more than 30,000 agents, analysts, and other professionals who work around the clock and across the globe to protect the U.S. from terrorism, espionage, cyber attacks, and major criminal threats, and to provide its many partners with services, support, training, and leadership.
The President appoints a U.S. Attorney to each of the 94 federal judicial districts to be the district's chief federal law enforcement officer. Each U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) prosecutes criminal cases brought by the federal government and participates in civil litigation where the United States is a party. Each USAO also has a victim services unit that provides assistance to victims in the cases it prosecutes.
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America and providing grants for the implementation of these crime-fighting strategies. Because most of the responsibility for crime control and prevention falls to law enforcement officers in states, cities, and neighborhoods, the federal government can be effective in these areas only to the extent that it can enter into partnerships with these officers.