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  • “We the Justices of the Peace must be the army that is going to make Jamaica a safe place. I am going to lead this fight, and I want you to join me,” the Minister said.
  • Minister Chuck stated that a closer collaboration among JPs, police, teachers and civic leaders in communities that are challenging, can bring about a level of stability.
  • The forum was held to update the JPs on training opportunities being provided by the Ministry, and also services that they are called up on to undertake.

Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck has challenged Justices of the Peace (JPs), to be proactive in the fight against child abuse, human trafficking and other such acts by being more active in the community.

He said many communities are in need of persons of noble ilk who can steer young people away from lotto scamming and other illegal activities.

“We the Justices of the Peace must be the army that is going to make Jamaica a safe place. I am going to lead this fight, and I want you to join me,” the Minister said.

He was speaking at workshop with JPs held at the Kingston Bookshop, on July 12.

Minister Chuck stated that a closer collaboration among JPs, police, teachers and civic leaders in communities that are challenging, can bring about a level of stability.

“You are the persons of integrity, and you must be the social conscience of communities across Jamaica,” he stated.

The forum was held to update the JPs on training opportunities being provided by the Ministry, and also services that they are called up on to undertake.

He urged the Justices of the Peace to be acquainted with matters of Restorative Justice, as it is being used to transform communities and improve the interpersonal relationships between individuals.