Dispute Resolution Foundation gets $34 million injection from EU
Mar 09, 2010
from the Jamaica Information Service:
The work of the Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF) has been bolstered by a J$34 million injection from the European Union for a project dubbed 'We Want Justice'.
The project, which aims to advance democratic rights, through the promotion of alternative dispute resolution, was launched Thursday (March 4), at the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston. It aims to carry out its mandate through mediation, arbitration and restorative justice practices.
It will also provide capacity building training to community personnel that will help them to strengthen their local justice systems, and empower community members to take control of their lives, enhancing national security and good governance.
One of the activities under the project is a comprehensive public education programme, through the use of town hall meetings and the electronic media.
Speaking at the launch Thursday (March 4), Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Senator Dorothy Lightbourne, thanked the EU for its support to Jamaica and said the project will contribute to the justice reform process.