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Justice Sector Coordination 

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Coordination helps to improve efficiency in the administration of justice, addresses and resolves problems arising in the justice system and ensures that all agencies and institutions working in the administration of justice are working effectively together towards a common goal of delivering swift and fair justice.

 

The GOJUST Programme aims to enhance Justice sector coordination mechanisms in the Philippines. 

 

Since 2016, GOJUST has supported the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC) - composed of the Supreme Court, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) -  to strengthen sector-wide coordination within the justice system. 

The programme has also supported the development of ‘Justice Zones’, areas where local justice sector actors such as police, prosecutors, public attorneys, judges and prison staff, work together to identify common problems and generate common solutions to address them. Currently, the programme has launched 7 Justice Zones in Quezon City, Cebu, Davao, Angeles, Bacolod, Naga and Calamba. 

 

To better coordinate information sharing, analysis and reporting among stakeholders, the programme has also operationalized five information systems such as the E-Warrant System, E-Subpoena, the Crime Information Reporting and Analysis System (CIRAS), the National Police Clearance System, and the Case Information Database Management System (CIDMS). 

 

GOJUST continues to strengthen its support to the Justice Zones and the JSCC to enhance Justice sector coordination mechanisms in the Philippines.

Justice Sector Coordination Impact: 

 

  • Launched 7 Justice Zones in Quezon City, Cebu, Davao, Angeles, Bacolod, Naga and Calamba. ‘Justice Zones’, are areas where local justice sector actors such as police, prosecutors, public attorneys, judges and prison staff work together to identify common problems and generate common solutions to address them.

 

  • Supported Congressional approval for the first time of a Justice Sector Convergence Programme Budget amounting to Php 73,210.000.00 for 2019.

 

  • Five information systems operationalized 

 

  • Nine cross-sector interventions adopted by the JSCC
     

  • 84 interventions and decisions identified by the Justice Zones that address cross-cutting problems and issues