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.

Engagements are ongoing to allow ADR to deal with petty crimes-USAID/CTS partners

Programmes Director of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), Esther Ahulu has revealed ongoing engagements to strengthen the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) legislation to deal with petty crimes. She said the move is to prevent the imprisonment of poor and vulnerable persons in society because of their inability to pay court fines and the services […]

Do not shield officials who abuse your right-Ghanaians urged

The National Coordinator for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and an official of the Judicial Service, Alex Nartey has urged Ghanaians to report Justice Sector officials who use their office to abuse them because of their vulnerability. He said such officials continue to undertake their illegal acts because they are not taken on. Mr. Nartey was […]

ADR cuts across the country-Expert explain accessibility of ADR services

The programmes director of the Institute of Paralegal Training and Leadership Studies (IPTLS), Isaac Asare has indicated that it is lawful for any individual with a sound mind to mediate a dispute between two parties. He said this makes the resolution of disputes very cheap and easy as compared to the court system. According to […]

ADR expert explains the benefits of mediation in dispute resolution

An Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) expert with the Institute of Paralegal Training and Leadership Studies (IPTLS), Isaac Asare has explained the benefits of using mediation in promoting peace and harmony in society. He said compared to the court system where a poor person cannot afford the services of a lawyer putting him at a disadvantage, […]

Case Tracking System prevents delays in criminal justice-Rule of Law Specialist

A Rule of Law Specialist with the Legal Resources Centre, Enoch Jengre has said the Case Tracking System (CTS) would expedite the prosecution of criminal cases. Mr. Jengre reiterated that the CTS would address challenges of delays in criminal justice, which make the dispensation of justice questionable. He was speaking at a sensitization workshop on […]

Opt for ADR to solve your differences without delay-ADR practitioner urges Ghanaians

An Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practitioner and the Programme Coordinator at the Institute of Paralegal Training and Leadership Studies (IPTLS), Isaac Asare has entreated the general public to resolve issues of civil nature through ADR as the mechanism is the easiest and fastest way of settling disputes. He said compared to the Courts where cases […]