About the USAID JSS Activity

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About the USAID JSS Activity
This is an Activity which focuses on monitoring and sustaining the implementation of Ghana`s Case Tracking System (CTS), which is a software system instituted by Chemonics International and its partners, aimed at employing technology solutions to track criminal cases from inception until being disposed of. The Activity which is being implemented in forty (40) target Districts in seven (7) Regions of Ghana combines mutually complementary methodologies including; Rights-Based, People-Centered and enhanced Social Accountability Approaches based on lessons learnt in the justice space. It aims at ensuring that marginalized communities through mobilization and innovative public education programs are aware of and supported to track progress of the delivery of the CTS. The Activity also focuses on monitoring and advocating for the utilization of the CTS by targeted key Justice Sector Institutions (JSIs) namely; (Ghana Police Service, Ghana Prisons Service, Attorney General`s Department, Legal Aid Commission, Economic and Organized Crime Office and Judicial Service), mobilizing Citizen Monitoring Groups (CMGs) to monitor the CTS process, facilitating demand for its functionality, accountability and responsiveness by relevant State Institutions, promoting legislative and policy reform, and advocating better coordination among the key JSIs and civil society. These will be achieved by; increasing citizen knowledge and access to Justice Sector services, strengthening advocacy interventions for accountability of key Justice Sector Institutions to improve justice delivery and increasing citizens’ oversight and monitoring of criminal cases. By so doing, these interventions collectively aim to speed up case processing and disposal of cases more timeously, effectively tracing cases and dockets within the justice space whilst ensuring the elimination of injustices in Ghana`s criminal justice system.

CTS to curb traditional interference on justice delivery-Rule of Law Specialist expresses optimism

A rule of law specialist with the Legal Resources Centre, Enoch Jengre has expressed optimism that the implementation of the electronic Case Tracking System (CTS) will help curb interference from traditional authority in justice delivery. According to Mr. Jengre, the CTS, which is a component of the implementation of the USAID Justice Sector Support Activity […]

Police, Judges Should spend some time in Jail – Justice Yoni Kulendi

A Supreme Court judge, Justice Emmanuel Yoni Kulendi has proposed that justice sector players especially police personnel and judges should experience prison life as part of their training. According to Justice Kulendi, the mandatory exercise will impact positively on the posture of these actors in the discharge of their jobs. Speaking at a sensitization workshop […]

DUPED TOMATOES SELLER IS SERVED WITH JUSTICE

Faustina Adofowaa has finally been served with justice after three years of waiting. The thirty-year-old tomato seller has retrieved an amount of Five Thousand Ghana cedis from an instructor at the Tesano Police Training School. The officer, popularly known as “Airborne” collected the money purportedly to facilitate her recruitment into the Ghana Police Service. The […]

Househelp accused for stealing has been released from prison after CCF’s report

34-year-old house help, Esther Katibu who was jailed for stealing her boss’s mobile phones and his laptop has been granted bail. This follows a Crime Check Foundation’s (CCF) report on her case. As an implementing partner of the USAID Justice Sector Support Activity (JSSA), CCF followed up on her story and got the Commonwealth on […]

Bail is free-Police Commander cautions

The Awutu Senya District Police Commander, Superintendent Joshua Semenyo has said the desperation of suspects to avoid being dragged to court pushes them to offer money to police officers to get bail. While he cautioned police officers from extorting money from suspects, he admonished suspects to also stop paying money for bail because it is […]

Juvenile jailed 4 months for stealing her sister’s mobile phone

A 14-year-old boy, Kweku Odeifour has been jailed four months at the Kumasi Central Prison for stealing her sister’s mobile phone. According to Odeifour, he was hungry and was compelled to steal the phone to sell to get money for food. He claimed it was his first attempt at stealing, but it has unfortunately landed […]