Jamaica’s Judiciary embraces restorative justice — CJ | Share News

Chief Justice Zaila McCalla said the judiciary fully embraces the move by government to introduce restorative justice principles within the justice system.

 

The Ministry of Justice is looking to apply the concept to the local court system and is currently carrying out a pilot program in four communities: Tower Hill, St. Andrew; Spanish Town, St. Catherine; May Pen, Clarendon and Granville, St. James. As a pivotal part of the activities marking the just-concluded Restorative Justice Week, four restorative justice centres have been opened in these pilot areas.