Justice and Communities Directorate

Justice and Communities Directorate

The Justice and Communities Directorate is a Directorate within the Scottish Government [http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/14944/Scottish-Cabinet] . The Cabinet Secretary for Justice is Kenny MacAskill, and he has responsibility for criminal justice, police, fire and rescue, courts and civil law in Scotland. Kenny MacAskill is supported by Fergus Ewing, Minister for Community Safety.

From 1999—2007 the Directorate was known as the Scottish Executive Justice Department (SEJD).

Robert Gordon CB is Director-General of the Justice and Communities Directorate.


*Cabinet Secretary for Justice — Kenny MacAskill
*Minister for Community Safety — Fergus Ewing


It is responsible for the following Executive agencies:
* Accountant in Bankruptcy;
* Scottish Court Service;
* Scottish Prison Service.

ee also

*Scots law
*Home Office
*Ministry of Justice


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