The Ministry has nine departements, in addition to the Press Office and the Section for European and International Affairs.
The Department of Civil Affairs has a broad field of activity that primarily concerns the rights of individual citizens.
Department director: Director General Håvard Bekkelund
The Correctional Services Department administers the Norwegian Correctional Services.
Department director: Director General Unni Gunnes
The Department of Administration and Finance is the Ministry’s administration and operations department with responsibility for pay and personnel policy, coordination of work on the budget both in the justice sector and internally.
Department director: Director General Erik Blom-Dahl
The Department of Integration works with integration policy targeted towards the immigrant population.
Department director: Ekspedisjonssjef Lisbeth Fransplass
Department of Public Security is responsible for crisis management and rescue and emergency work.
Department director: Director General Øistein Knudsen jr.
The Legislation Department is the legal expertise department serving the Government and the central government administration.
Department director: Director General Knut Helge Reinskou
The Migration Department is responsible for formulating and coordinating legislation and policies on immigration, asylum seekers and refugees.
Department director: Director General Terje Sjeggestad
Department director: Deputy Director General Sissil Pettersen
The tasks of the Polar Affairs Department are the matters dealt with by the Ministry of Justice concerning the Norwegian Arctic and Antarctic polar regions including the administration carried out by the Governor of Svalbard, preparation of the annual Svalbard budget and coordination of the Polar affairs of the central government administration.
Department director: Director General Øystein Mortensen
The Police Department and the Directorate of the Police constitues the central authority for the police. The Police department is administratively responsible for the Superior Prosecution Authority and the Military Disciplinary Authority.
Department director: Director General Thor Arne Aass
The Press Office works as the information adviser for the political and administrative management, as well as for the nine departments.
Department director: Head of Communications Gunnar A. Johansen