About the California Department of Justice
California Department of Justice (DOJ) is headed by the States Attorney
General. According to the California DOJ, "the Attorney General represents the
People of California in civil and criminal matters before trial courts,
appellate courts and the supreme courts of California and the United States. The
Attorney General also serves as legal counsel to state officers and, with few
exceptions, to state agencies, boards and commissions. Exceptions to the
centralized legal work done on behalf of the state are listed in Section 11041
of the Government Code.
Attorney General also assists district attorneys, local law enforcement, and
federal and international criminal justice agencies in the administration of
justice. To support Californias law enforcement community, the Attorney General
coordinates statewide narcotics enforcement efforts, participates in criminal
investigations and provides forensic science services, identification and
information services and telecommunication support.
addition, the Attorney General establishes and operates projects and programs to
protect Californians from fraudulent, unfair, and illegal activities that
victimize consumers or threaten public safety. The Attorney General also
enforces laws that safeguard the environment and natural resources."