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  • The Legal Aid Council (LAC) is inviting all residents in Spanish Town and surrounding communities to a Justice Fair this Saturday (May 21), at Jose Marti High School.
  • Executive Director of the LAC, Hugh Faulkner, told JIS News that four fairs will be hosted across CSJP targeted communities by year-end.
  • In addition, citizens will get information on the Expungement of Criminal Records (the new provisions under the Dangerous Drugs Amendment Act 2015); how to apply for a Minister’s Marriage Licence as well as the responsibilities of Justices of the Peace (JPs).

The Legal Aid Council (LAC) is inviting all residents in Spanish Town and surrounding communities  to a Justice Fair this Saturday (May 21), at Jose Marti High School.

The fair will be conducted in collaboration with the community services component of the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III.

Executive Director of the LAC, Hugh Faulkner, told JIS News  that four fairs will be hosted across CSJP targeted communities by year-end.

“The public will have access to free legal advice, consultation and information from a number of public sector entities. We understand that citizens sometimes do not even have money to travel to us, so we are taking the services to them,” he said.

The public will have access to services provided by LAC, Restorative Justice (RJ), Criminal and Civil Justice Administration, Office of the Director of  Public Prosecutions, Justice Reform Implementation Unit (JRIU), Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP), and other government agencies and offices from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

In addition, citizens will get information on the Expungement of Criminal Records (the new provisions under the Dangerous Drugs Amendment Act 2015); how to apply for a Minister’s Marriage Licence as well as the responsibilities of Justices of the Peace (JPs).

For further details persons may contact the Legal Aid Council at 948-4861, 967-1372 or 948-6999.