News and Press Releases


The Justice Ministry on Monday, (July 12) launched its first virtual Restorative Justice (RJ) Facilitator Training Programme which will see participation from over 100 Jamaicans.

The  facilitators will be trained in various processes of RJ and client care, to ensure they are able to treat with the multiplicity of referrals that are received. They will also be prepared training to conduct impromptu RJ sessions where immediate remedial actions are required.

Kingston, Jamaica The Justice Ministry has sensitised Justices of the Peace (JPs) across the island on Domestic and Gender-Based Violence.

This through virtual sessions held in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport. They follow a series of violent domestic attacks in the country.

Speaking at the first session on Thursday, May 13, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck urged the JPs to be active players in the reduction of domestic violence.

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Justice Ministry Rolls Out New Seal Design for JPs

The Ministry of Justice has begun rolling out new seals to Justices of the Peace with ‘Jamaica’ engraved instead of parish names.

The Justice Ministry is now undertaking work to renovate the Manchester Parish Court, following damage to the upper storey of the historic building in a fire.


The building is scheduled for operationalisation in the first quarter of the 2021/22 Financial Year and will accommodate a dedicated Family Court for the parish comprising a court room; Judges’ Chambers; office and administrative spaces; restroom facilities; and a receptionist/lobby area.


Justices of the Peace Warned of De-Commissioning for Misconduct 

KINGSTON, December 28, 2020   

Justices of the Peace (JPs) are being warned of possible de-commissioning for misconduct.

The warning comes from Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck who was speaking at a recent JP commissioning ceremony in St Thomas.  While thanking the newly installed JPs for offering themselves for the voluntary role, he reminded them that they should be of unquestionable integrity and unblemished character.

St James Parish Court Undergoing $43M Renovation

The Ministry of Justice is now spearheading renovation work at the St James Parish Court, to the tune of $43 million.

The scope of work includes tiling and painting, as well as plumbing and electrical installations. Additionally, a ramp will be erected to allow for wheelchair access for the elderly and infirm.

Kingston, Jamaica – The Ministry of Justice, through the Victims Services Division (VSD), is committed to offering emotional and psychological support to victims of crime especially during the trial process.