California state agencies

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State government is organized into many departments, of which most are grouped together into several huge Cabinet-level agencies. These agencies are sometimes informally referred to as “superagencies” –especially by government officials– to distinguish them from the general usage of the term “government agency”. The Cabinet-level agencies (superagencies) are the:



Governor[edit]

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link://governor.california

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California State and Foreign Affairs Agency (CSFA)[edit]

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link://csfa.california

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California Justice and Home Affairs Agency (CJHA)[edit]

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link://cjha.california

The California Justice and Home Affairs Agency (CJHAA) is the State Agency in the California Executive Department under the leadership of the California Attorney-General.

CJHAA has 4,713 employees and a budget of $754 million. Among its major divisions and bureaus are:

  • Division of Law Enforcement, which has several bureaus that investigate crimes, maintain crime suppression programs/task forces, and support other law enforcement agencies including:
    • Bureau of Investigation, which provides statewide expert investigative services through special agents combating multi-jurisdictional criminal organizations, and also operates several programs including a special investigations team, a special operations unit, LA CLEAR, and the state anti-terrorism program.
    • Bureau of Firearms, which “is responsible for identifying individuals who are ineligible to acquire or possess firearms” and other weapons
    • Bureau of Gambling Control, which “regulates legal gambling activities”
    • Bureau of Forensic Services
    • Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud & Elder Abuse
  • Division of California Justice Information Services, which “facilitates the exchange of criminal justice intelligence among law enforcement agencies”
  • Division of Civil Law, which “both prosecutes and defends civil actions”
  • Division of Criminal Law, which “represent[s] the People of the State of California in criminal cases”
  • Division of Public Rights, which is involved with “safeguarding the State’s environmental and natural resources,” “preventing fraudulent business practices,"” and other responsibilities



California Public Safety Agency (CPSA)[edit]

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link://cpsa.california

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California Military and Emergency Management Agency (CMEM)[edit]

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link://cmem.california

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California Education Agency (CEDA)[edit]

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link://ceda.california

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California Treasury and Revenue Agency (CTAR)[edit]

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link://ctar.california

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California Energy and Infrastructure Agency (CEIA)[edit]

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link://ceia.california

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California Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency (BCSH)[edit]

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link://bcsh.california

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California Government Operations Agency (CDOA)[edit]

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link://cdoa.california

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California Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA)[edit]

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link://cepa.california

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California Food and Agriculture Agency (CFAA)[edit]

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link://cfaa.california

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California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS)[edit]

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link://chhs.california

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California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (CLWD)[edit]

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link://clwd.california

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California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA)[edit]

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link://cnra.california

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California Transportation Agency (CDOT)[edit]

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link://cdot.california

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