Northern boasts first justice centre in region

The Ijivitari Electorate in the Northern Province will be the first district in the Southern Region to have a Community Service Justice Centre (CJSC).

The ground breaking ceremony for the CJSC was held on the 16th of June.

Member for Ijivitari, Richard Masere, during the ceremony said the CJSC was a much-needed project which will assist in addressing law and order problems in the province.

He said the establishment of the CJSC was an investment that will benefit the community and the province as a whole.

Department for Justice and Attorney General Secretary, Dr Eric Kwa, stated that the concept of establishing the CJSC was introduced in 2016 by the Government, directing his department to establish the CJSC all districts in the country to facilitate a central justice centre to coordinate all law and justice programs.

He said, not only will the CJSC house the District Court Services, it will also house justice services such as parole, probation services and the national narcotics bureau. 

The establishment of the centre will now enable their services to reach the community through the CJSC.

To date, there are fourteen Community Justice Service Centres throughout the country.

Secretary Kwa further added, once the Community Justice Service Centre is completed, the next project for the Department will be to construct village courts building which will house the village court magistrate, the village court clerk and the peace officers.



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