01.03.12

Judiciary Embraces Restorative Justice - McCalla

Chief Justice, the Hon. Zaila McCalla, said the judiciary fully embraces the move by Government to introduce restorative justice principles within the justice system.

The Ministry of Justice is looking to apply the concept to the local court system, and is currently carrying out a pilot programme in four communities: Tower Hill, St. Andrew; Spanish Town, St. Catherine; May Pen, Clarendon; and Granville, St. James.

As part of activities marking Restorative Justice Week from February 5 to 11, four centres, pivotal to the programme, have been opened in the pilot areas

Source: Jamaica Information Service (JIS) www.jis.gov.jm/news/byministry