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  • A total of $24.9 million has been allocated to the Justice, Security, Accountability, and Transparency (JSAT) Project in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure.
  • The project seeks to improve the standard of living and quality of life of Jamaican citizens by strengthening governance and oversight.
  • Under INDECOM, training workshops will be conducted in forensic photography, and crime scene processing.

A total of $24.9 million has been allocated to the Justice, Security, Accountability, and Transparency (JSAT) Project in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure, currently being reviewed by Parliament’s Standing Finance Committee.

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, $14.9 million will go to the Ministry of Justice for implementation, while the remaining $10 million will go to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).

Physical targets for this fiscal year by the Ministry of Justice include: conducting a review of the administrative processes underpinning the Case Management System prior to implementation in selected courts; and engaging the services of a consultant to define the scope and produce the relevant working drawings and tender documents for rehabilitation of select courts.

Under INDECOM, training workshops will be conducted in forensic photography, and crime scene processing; while public education and media campaigns will be undertaken.

The project, which will begin in August 2014, is being funded by the European Union.