The Department of Justice

Learn more about the Department of Justice and how it supports investment in the United States

Seal of the Department of Justice

The Department of Justice has a broad mandate and responsibility for the administration of justice for the American public, from enforcement of laws and leadership in crime prevention to supporting reentry efforts for those in its care.

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Mission: To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Investment-related Resources

The Department of Justice plays a multifaceted role with respect to investment in the United States. 


UNICOR/Federal Prison Industries (FPI) 
is a wholly owned, self-sustaining government corporation under the Department of Justice's Bureau of Prisons. Its mission is to protect society and reduce crime by preparing inmates for successful reentry through job training. In realizing this vision, FPI represents American manufacturing excellence at its best, and proudly supports the “Made in the USA” label.

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Manufacturing Facilities and Skilled Workforce
With modern factories nationwide and a diverse range of production capabilities and expertise, FPI creates new business and economic growth opportunities by providing both space and labor for companies that lack capital to build new or additional U.S. factories.

Tailored Solutions for Manufacturers and Other Businesses
In addition to offering an expandable and reliable U.S. workforce, FPI offers tailored solutions to help manufacturers reduce manufacturing costs, pipeline surges and inventory impact, eliminate waste and instability caused by offshore supply chain interruptions, and more.

More information about reshoring opportunities, contract manufacturing models, and FPI's diverse manufacturing capabilities is available at

Additional resources for manufacturers – from catalogs to reports – can be found here.

UNICOR equips former inmates with the skills needed to succeed in the workplace

First Presentation of the USG Webinars: How Federal Prison Industries Can Meet Your Business Needs

On October 18, 2017, SelectUSA kicked off the USG (U.S. Government) Webinars, a series that highlights IIWG partner agencies, with a presentation on the Department of Justice's Federal Prison Industries (trade name "UNICOR"). To view the webinar, click play on the video to the right.

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Antitrust Division
The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division promotes economic competition through enforcing and providing guidance on antitrust laws and principles. This provides businesses the opportunity to compete on price and quality, in an open market and on a level playing field, unhampered by anticompetitive restraints.

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Criminal Division - Fraud Section
The Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice plays a unique and essential role in the Department's fight against sophisticated economic crime, implementing enforcement initiatives and advising DOJ leadership on such matters as legislation, crime prevention, and public education. The Fraud Section is also responsible for enforcing the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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