Some 27 Jamaicans from diverse segments of the society have made the commitment to serve as members of the Jamaican Justice System Reform Task Force (JJSRTF). The Task Force was officially constituted during its first meeting held on November 9, 2006 at the University of the West Indies. The Jamaican Justice System Reform is being spearheaded by the Ministry of Justice as part of the Jamaican Governments broader modernisation programme and is being supported by the Canadian Bar Association.
Policy and Research Papers
This document provides an overview of Jamaican justice reform issues and initiatives. It is a preliminary draft based on written sources made available to the author. The accuracy and completeness of this overview document will be verified through consultations with the Jamaican Justice System Reform Task Force (JJSRTF) and other key informants and a revised draft will be prepared. It is anticipated that this document will serve as a base document for the reform process and in particular, as a briefing document for members of the JJSRTF, the Working Groups and the Canadian Advisory Committee. This overview is divided into three sections: (I) a list of current justice system reform issues; (II) a list of recent and ongoing justice reform initiatives; and (III) summaries of past justice reform reports and studies (focusing on recommendations that have been made).