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.
May 27, 2020 – Jamaicans for Justice seeks clarity on the protocols surrounding the Government’s implementation of geofencing technology in its COVID-19 response. The Prime Minister revealed in a virtual press conference on May 18, 2020, that his administration was...read more
by Kathrina Dabdoub May 23, 2020 marks ten years since a State of Emergency (SOE) was declared, and over 1,000 members of the Jamaica security forces were deployed in and around the communities of Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town. In the aftermath,...read more
Through Jamaicans for Justice’s (JFJ) work over the past decade, it has become clear that there is a significant deficit in the human and administrative resources available to children who come into contact with the law, specifically in their ability to procure and...
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.
Since 2018, Jamaicans for Justice has noted a marked increase in the number of complaints received involving violations of the rights of patients as they engage with the public health sector. This has prompted us to take a closer look into the area of patients’ rights and within the realm of the right to health.