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.
Jamaicans for Justice wishes to clarify our involvement in the case of the 5-year-old instructed to cut her dreadlocked hair to attend Kensington Primary. JFJ was not party/claimant on the current matter and did not argue the full case before the Constitutional Court...read more
On July 31, 2020, The Supreme Court of Jamaica ruled against the family of a girl who was told to cut her locks in order to attend classes at Kensington Primary School. The Court has NOT yet produced a written judgement, so we cannot comment on the specific...read more
2738 Signatures From Individuals and Organizations: Open Letter Demanding Sexual Harassment Bill Reform Delivered to Parliament
At the sitting of the Joint Select Committee for the Sexual Harassment Bill, Jamaicans for Justice delivered copies of the open letter, which had amassed 2738 signatures from individuals and organisations as at 1pm on July 2,...
Under the proposed Sexual Harassment Bill, if you have experienced sexual harassment and want something done about it legally, you have a 12-month limit to report it. The Sexual Harassment Bill seeks to outline the types of conduct that constitute sexual harassment,...
Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) has now established services directed to victims of gender-based violence. The Justice Services for Victims of Gender-Based Violence framework provides affected persons with key redress and legal services free of cost to help them navigate...