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Social Justice Project (So-JUST)

The SO-JUST Project targets systemic change within the structures of the Ministry of Justice, its departments and agencies, the Courts, and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to improve social justice in Jamaica, using an equitable human rights and gender responsive approach . It reflects and integrates the four pillars of social justice, which are equity, access, participation, and rights. The project aims to reinforce wider Government of Jamaica priorities that support the strengthening of inclusive governance, rule of law and access to justice with a focus on vulnerable communities such as women, girls, persons living with disability and other key populations.

The goal of the project is a more rights-based and gender-sensitive justice system (that achieves equitable outcomes for Jamaicans) focusing on achieving:

1. Gender-Responsive Alternative Justice Services and Strategies
2: Support the Legislative, Policy and Programmatic Framework for Gender Responsive Justice Services and Support Systems
3: Strengthened Legal Aid Services to Women, Girls and Underserved Communities:
4: Gender-responsive Witness Care and Child Justice Coordination Systems
5: Gender-Responsive Justice Informational, Educational and Communication Products
6: Strengthened Capacity of Justice Training Institute
7: Courts Records Management System
 

Impact

START DATE

August 2021

END DATE

July 2027

STATUS

Ongoing

PROJECT OFFICE

Jamaica

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

United Nations Development Programme

DONORS

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$145,121

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2022$85,088

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