Enhancing Civil Society (1998 – 2005)
To enhance the ability of community organizations to mobilize the support, plan initiatives, access required information and funds, and implement projects that will empower a sustainable civil society at the community level. This will be achieved through training and the funding of small projects.
The project will seek to strengthen and develop the capacity and networking of the Community Based Organizations (CBOs) by working through existing Jamaican Support Organizations (SOs). Support Organizations include national/regional umbrella organizations whose membership consists of various and diverse community-based or volunteer groups.
IDB Citizen Security and Justice Programme Working with NGOs to deliver services in targeted communities- Trench Town. Civil Society Advisory Committee initiative
Foundation for Int’l Training
Improved Citizen Security and participation in Democratic Processes (2002 – 2005)
To strengthen civil society, the rule of law and improve community policing thereby empowering citizens and promoting good governance.
The strengthening civil society component will seek to broaden and deepen civil society’s ability and capacity to promote good governance in a sustainable manner. The administration of justice component will strengthen the rule of law by improving the operational environment of the criminal justice system. The community policing component will strengthen police community relations in at least two inner-city communities beginning with the pilot community of Grants Pen.
Island Wide Pilot in Grants Pen
IDB Citizen Security and Justice Programme Police Stations refurbishing Police Public Complaints Authority Youth Diversion
Ministry of Justice/ Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
Jamaica Constabulary Force Reform Programme (JCFRP) 2006 – 2008
To ensure a safe and secure environment, in which Jamaica can achieve a prosperous, democratic peaceful and dynamic society.
Ministry of National Security and Justice
Justice Undertakings for Social Transformation (JUST) (2006 - 2011)
The project will develop the capacity of the public and the legal system to manage conflict in Jamaica by strengthening the capacity of the judiciary and improved efficiency of the legal system; increasing public education on human rights as well as public knowledge of the various avenues, both community-based and institutional, available for conflict management and restorative justice; and using peaceful communities as models for others. Project is at the concept stage.
Support to Economic Reform Programme III (
The overall development objective to which the project is intended to contribute to is – improvements in Governance, enhanced economic development, an efficient judicial system, citizens cognisant of their rights with increased awareness by citizens of their human rights and the promotion of peace in volatile communities.
The project will support the following activities: · Improve of facilities and skill levels at the Drug Court · Improve facilities and rehabilitation programme for child offenders · Increase the awareness of Human Rights conventions, laws and issues among staff of the Ministry of Justice, as well as the general population · Improve the Records Management System of the Ministry of Justice · Improve information system and computer skills levels at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Ministry of Justice · Construct a family court house in Lucea Hanover · Promote peace in volatile communities · Reduce the incidence of violence in school
Planning Institute of Jamaica
Strengthening Airport Security (MIF) (2002 – 2006)
The Operation is aimed at strengthening and modernizing the security of the airports in order to meet international standards and to capture the economic benefits from access to world markets.
Training APS staff in security procedures, systems and equipment to meet international standards Development of contingency plan to deal with any eventual aviation breaches and emergencies Strengthening the regulatory capabilities of the JCAA Creating an effective and efficient security team within relevant agencies to meet new international security norms and standards
Norman Manley and Sangster’s International Airport
Airports Authority of Jamaica.