Department of Justice, Northern Ireland
The Department of Justice came into existence in April 2010. Its role is to support the Minister of Justice to help keep the people of Northern Ireland safe. It has a range of devolved policing and justice functions. It provides resources and a legislative framework for a number of "arms length bodies" including the Police Ombudsman's Office.
Northern Ireland Office
The role of the Northern Ireland Office is to support the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in securing a lasting peace, based on the Good Friday Agreement, in which the rights and identities of all traditions in Northern Ireland are fully respected and safeguarded and in which a safe, stable, just, open and tolerant society can thrive and prosper.