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.
We conduct research on social justice and governance issues to generate evidence, shape discourse, and impact policy.
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)...read more
This year marks 20 years since JFJ was formed, and what an eventful 20 years it has been! Our two decades of activism and advocacy has impacted change across all levels of society.read more
In a jam-packed ceremony on Thursday, July 18, Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), launched our “Child Protection Laws” Pocketguide for Educators and Childcare Professionals”. The guide was developed over the past year by JFJ in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Youth & Information, with support from the Justice Undertakings for Social Transformation (JUST) – a Canadian government-funded programme implemented by the Ministry of Justice and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Jamaica.
JFJ recently rolled out an initiative to train police recruits of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and assess their existing knowledge of human rights on the eve of their entry into the field.
Since 2000, over 3,300 Jamaicans have been killed by state security forces. Jamaica faces a crisis on two fronts: a crisis of high crime, and crisis of violence and abuse by security forces (disproportionately impacting poor Jamaicans). We can no longer be quiet about...
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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