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Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ)

is a non-governmental human rights and social justice organisation. JFJ serves hundreds of Jamaicans each year by providing legal services in response to human rights violations, working on legislation and policy, campaigning for social justice causes, and conducting high-impact research that shape the national human rights agenda.

Redress and Legal Services

We receive reports of human rights violations primarily by state agents (e.g. police abuse) and provide legal services to victims to receive justice. We operate in courts and tribunals at all levels and work on behalf of marginalized persons.

Policy and Advocacy

We study laws and policies and conduct advocacy to create an enabling environment for human rights, good governance and access to justice

Outreach and Education

We work with people and communities to provide support to people in need, build capacity to protect and promote human rights, and improve knowledge and attitudes.

Research

We conduct research on social justice and governance issues to generate evidence, shape discourse, and impact policy.

Recent Posts

NEW PROJECTS – The Justice Report: Sep 2019

Open Government Partnership Earlier this year, Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) joined forces with a group of concerned civil society actors to call on the Jamaican Government to prioritise the fulfilment of its commitments under the Open Government Partnership (OGP)...

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Recent Initiatives

NEW PROJECTS – The Justice Report: Sep 2019

NEW PROJECTS – The Justice Report: Sep 2019

Open Government Partnership Earlier this year, Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) joined forces with a group of concerned civil society actors to call on the Jamaican Government to prioritise the fulfilment of its commitments under the Open Government Partnership (OGP)...

JFJ WINS LANDMARK CASE FOR POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY – The Justice Report: Sep 2019

JFJ WINS LANDMARK CASE FOR POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY – The Justice Report: Sep 2019

On March 25, 2019, Jamaica’s highest Court of Appeal, The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council delivered a landmark judgement in a case filed by Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) against the Police Service Commission (PSC) challenging the promotion of an officer, involved in dozens of alleged unlawful killings, to the senior ranks of the police force.

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Contact Us

2 Fagan Avenue, Grant’s Pen
Kingston, Jamaica
Tel: +1(876) 615-5024 / +1(876) 615-5023
Email: admin@jamaicansforjustice.org
For legal support: complaints@jamaicansforjustice.org

Jamaicans for Justice is a non-governmental human rights and social justice organisation. JFJ serves hundreds of Jamaicans each year by providing legal services in response to human rights violations, working on legislation and policy, campaigning for social justice causes, and conducting high-impact research that shape the national human rights agenda.

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