DOJ OPDAT-Algeria

The Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (DOJ OPDAT), part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, provides technical assistance to enhance the capabilities of foreign justice sector institutions and their law enforcement personnel, so they can effectively partner with the Department of Justice in combating terrorism and transnational crime.

DOJ OPDAT-Algeria works with the Algerian justice sector, including judges, prosecutors, and officials from the Ministry of Justice; judicial police from the National Gendarmerie and the General Directorate of National Security; and financial sector officials, including from Algeria’s financial intelligence processing unit and its central bank.  U.S. assistance focuses on combatting terrorism, terrorist financing, and money laundering, consistent with the respect for human rights and the rule of law.

This program is funded by the State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT).  DOJ OPDAT-Algeria also works in partnership with other components of the Department of Justice, including within the Criminal Division and National Security Division; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Department of Homeland Security; and the Department of the Treasury.