Direção-Geral da Administração da Justiça
Directorate-General of Justice Administration (DGAJ): competences, contacts and location
The Directorate-General of Justice Administration (DGAJ) is a service of the Ministry of Justice tasked with ensuring operational support to the courts.
According to its Organic Law (Decree-Law No.124/2007, of April 27th), DGAJ has the following responsibilities:
"a) Supporting the Government member who is responsible in the area of Justice for the definition of the organization and management policy for the courts, as well as participating in the drafting of studies aiming to update them and to optimize the means, proposing and carrying out the appropriate measures, and collaborating with the Institute of Judicial Technologies and Computerization (ITIJ) in the implementation, operation and evolution of the information systems of the courts;
b) Ensuring the criminal and disobedience identification services;
c) Programming and carrying out actions regarding the management and administration of the Justice staff, directing the activity of the court administrators and processing the remunerations for the Justice staff, judges and public prosecutors working at the courts without administrative autonomy;
d) Programming and carrying out the initial and subsequent training actions for Justice staff, as well as collaborating in the actions bestowed unto them;
e) Collaborating with the Directorate-General of Justice Policy (DGPJ) in the collection, treatment and sharing of information elements, namely statistical, concerning the courts;
f) Programming the needs of court facilities and collaborating with the Institute for Justice Financial Management and Infrastructures (IGFIJ) in the planning and carrying out of construction, refurbishing or maintenance works;
g) Ensuring the supply and maintenance of the court equipment, together with the ITIJ, I.P., and the structure of the Ministry of Justice responsible for procurement;
h) Coordinating the drafting, execution and evaluation of the budget, financial and accounting management of the courts without administrative authority, as well as ensuring budget preparation and management for the courts of first instance, the magistracy and the Public Prosecution."
The Directorate-General of Justice Administration is headed by a director-general (Pedro de Lima Gonçalves), assisted by two deputy director-generals (currently only two, Maria Manuel Martins Batalha and Cristina Lopes da Silva).
General: telephone: 217906200; fax: 217906459/60; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Av. D. João II, nº 1.08.01, D/E Pisos 0, 9 ao 14º, 1990-097 LISBOA - PORTUGAL
Should you wish to obtain further information on any area of competence of DGAJ, please contact:
DGAJ also has an Information and Public Relations Service. The responsible person is Alvaro Pinto, telephone: 217906229, email: email@example.com