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Department of Justice

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Our responsibilities

COVID-19 latest updates

Here you will find the latest information relating to COVID-19 for DoJ, Prison Service, Courts and Tribunals and Legal Services Agency.

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Justice and the law

Compensation, 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

Analytical Services Group (ASG) is the statistical and research team posted within the DoJ. Consisting of statisticians, on loan from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) it provides an independent service to meet the research and statistical needs of the department. Further information about ASG can is available at ASG/about-us. 

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Courts and Tribunals

Welcome to the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals webpages.CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC - Court Business Continuity ArrangementsKeeping Court and Tribunal Buildings Safe Secure and CleanMembers of the public and legal representatives are reminded that they should NOT attend court unless specifically directed. Information about the judiciary, judicial decisions and other specific judicial matters can be found on the Judiciary NI website

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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.


The Minister

Justice Minister Naomi Long is an MLA for East Belfast and has been leader of the Alliance Party since 2016, succeeding David Ford.

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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

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