Child Diversion is the exercise of implementing measures for dealing with children, alleged as, accused of, or recognized as having infringed the penal law without resorting to formal judicial proceedings.
Restorative Justice (RJ) is a process whereby all the parties with a stake in a particular offence come together to resolve collectively how to deal with the aftermath of the offence.
The Council’s mandate is to administer an efficient and coordinated legal aid system in Jamaica.
The VSD seeks to provide opportunity for healing and therapeutic intervention in order to assist the Ministry to balance justice for all victims of crime.
A Minister’s Marriage Licence authorises a marriage officer to officiate a marriage ceremony and is granted by the Ministry when there is satisfactory proof that there is no lawful impediment to the marriage ceremony.
The Access to Information Act (2002) gives citizens and other persons a general legal right to obtain access to an official government document, other than an exempt document, which would otherwise be inaccessible.
A person who has made a sincere and successful attempt to be law-abiding can be given the opportunity to start afresh without being haunted by his/ her unfortunate past through the expungement provision.