Scottish Government Justice and Communities Directorates
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In 2007, the first Salmond government undertook a large reorganisation of the civil service to match a new ministerial structure.  The Scottish Executive Justice Department (SEJD) became part of the directorate. The Cabinet Secretary for Justice was Kenny MacAskill, and he has responsibility for criminal justice, police, fire and rescue, courts and civil law in Scotland. MacAskill was supported by the Minister for Community Safety, Fergus Ewing.
It was responsible for the following Executive agencies: