The OFMDFM is a fully functioning department of the Northern Ireland administration with a wide range of responsibilities.
Upon the devolution of policing and justice, OFMdFM became the sponsoring department of the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission.
The strategic objectives of the department include:
supporting Ministers and the institutions of government
building a programme for government and modernising government programme;
promoting better community relations, a culture of equality and rights; and
targeting social need and promoting social inclusion.
Additional information can be found on the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister website.