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  • A sum of $145.58 million has been allocated to the Justice, Security, Accountability and Transparency (JSAT) project in the 2016/17 Estimates of Expenditure, currently before the House of Representatives.
  • Of the sum, $91.03 million will go to the Ministry of Justice for implementation, while the remaining $54.5 million will go to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).
  • The project is being funded by the European Union.

A sum of $145.58 million has been allocated to the Justice, Security, Accountability and Transparency (JSAT) project in the 2016/17 Estimates of Expenditure, currently before the House of Representatives.

The project seeks to improve the standard of living and quality of life of Jamaican citizens by strengthening governance and oversight, with particular regard to the functioning of the justice system.

Of the sum, $91.03 million will go to the Ministry of Justice for implementation, while the remaining $54.5 million will go to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).

Targets for this fiscal year by the Ministry of Justice include: completing an assessment of the user needs for the Case Management System; completing a needs assessment for the 18 selected Courts; and commencing procurement to equip the 18 Courts with technology.

The project also seeks to undertake capacity building and provision of equipment to INDECOM; engage staff in the legal department; and implement INDECOM’s public relations strategy.

Achievements under the project include: consultancy to conduct needs assessment on the 18 selected Courts being undertaken; and the contract to commence the assessment of user needs for the Case Management System has been awarded.

The project is being funded by the European Union.

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