The Government & Public Policy Game
THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
It’s mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
The Office of the Attorney General was created by the Judiciary Act of 1789 (ch. 20, sec. 35, 1 Stat. 73, 92-93), as a one-person part-time position. The Act specified that the Attorney General was to be “learned in the law,” with the duty “to prosecute and conduct all suits in the Supreme Court in which the United States shall be concerned, and to give his advice and opinion upon questions of law when required by the President of the United States, or when requested by the heads of any of the departments, touching any matters that may concern their departments.”
By 1870, after the end of the Civil War, the increase in the amount of litigation involving the United States had required the very expensive retention of a large number of private attorneys to handle the workload. A concerned Congress passed the Act to Establish the Department of Justice (ch. 150, 16 Stat. 162), creating “an executive department of the government of the United States” with the Attorney General as its head. Officially coming into existence on July 1, 1870, the Department of Justice was empowered to handle all criminal prosecutions and civil suits in which the United States had an interest. To assist the Attorney General, the 1870 Act also created the Office of the Solicitor General, who represents the interests of the United States before the U.S. Supreme Court.
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THE GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY
DIGITAL BADGE COLLECTION
The Government & Public Policy Administration digital badge collection verifies proven competencies in understanding basic principles of governance, national security, foreign service planning, revenue & taxation, regulation, public management & administration.
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STEM++ Career Pathways:
- Early Childhood Development & Services
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- Family & Community Services
- Personal Care Services
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- Early Childhood Development & Services – Projects related to the nurturing or teaching of infants and young children in child care centers, nursery schools, preschools, public schools, private households, and before- and after-school programs
- Counseling & Mental Health Services – Projects that assist people with personal, family, educational, mental health, and career decisions and problems who might work in hospitals, clinics, schools or private settings
- Family & Community Services – Projects related to helping disabled, elderly, impoverished or other underrepresented populations to secure housing, employment, financial assistance or other social services.
- Personal Care Services – Projects that provide services related to an individual’s physical care, including cosmetic, spa, fitness, and funeral services.
- Consumer Services – Projects related to helping individuals with decisions and problems relating to finance, real estate, insurance and consumer goods.
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- Your first, middle initial, last name and age.
- The name of your school, community group, grade, course and instructor, group leader, mentor and/or sponsor.
- The name of your JEM Team and the role you play on it (if applicable).
- The name and address of your College Town project site.
- The name of your Operation Restoration service-learning project and a brief description of how your service goal(s) will positively impact your College Town project site.
- A detailed description of how you used your STEM++ skills to achieve your service goal(s).
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