Press Releases

Social Justice (SO JUST) Project Launch

Kingston, Jamaica, 12 January 2023 – Jamaican communities will benefit from enhanced access to justice thanks to a new project funded by the Government of Canada and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Ministry of Justice. Today, Canada's Minister of International Development, the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, announced the launch of the Social Justice (So-JUST) project, "Today, we continue our strong partnerships with the Government of Jamaica and the UNDP by launching this new initiative to further justice reform in Jamaica. Ultimately, we look forward to a future in which all Jamaican citizens have increased trust and confidence in the justice system." said Minister Sajjan.

Launch of JP Email Address

November 3, 2022 Justices of the Peace Receive Government Email Accounts Kingston, Jamaica. The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has issued Government of Jamaica (GoJ) email accounts to Justices of the Peace (JPs) to improve the public’s access to justice services.

CD empowering youths

October 25, 2022 Kingston, Jamaica. The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) through its National Child Diversion (CD) Programme has embarked on a series of youth empowerment sessions.

JPs Visitation to Lock Ups Appropriate; Video Unfortunate

July 4, 2022

The Ministry of Justice reminds the public that Justices of the Peace (JPs) have an obligation to perform voluntary community-based activities as the Custos may require which include, visits to prisons to ensure the rights of persons in custody are protected and their dignity respected in prisons/lock-ups.

The Ministry of Justice Urges Citizens to Report Rogue JPs

The Ministry of Justice notes with great concern the articles published in the April 17 edition of the Sunday Gleaner, “Corrupt Justices” and “‘Injustice’ of the peace” and assures the public that the Ministry does not condone the deviant actions of a few persons who seek to tarnish the reputation of the office of the Justice of the Peace (JP).