The Department of Justice leads the state in responding to crime. We handle special prosecutions, all state criminal appeals, and provide training other assistance to local law enforcement, as well as work to improve the State’s response to crime and other public safety issues. As the Chief Law Enforcement Officer, Attorney General Josh Stein’s number one priority is protecting the people of North Carolina, including on public safety issues.
Learn how to educate young people about the dangers of opioid misuse and North Carolina’s response to hate crimes.
Learn how to protect children from online safety threats, like cyberbullying and Internet predators. Learn how to safeguard your personal information and your safety in the digital world.
Learn about how DNA analysis at the North Carolina State Crime Lab helps solve crimes, including sexual assault, and exonerate the innocent.
Watch Attorney General Josh Stein’s summary of NC DOJ’s anti-crime efforts in 2017.