After an intensive and engaging seven days of Community Justice Advisors Training in Gbarnga, Bong County by The Carter Center, Camp for Peace Liberia has finally deployed its Community Justice Advisors into the 7 Administrative Districts of Lofa County.
The project, which The Carter Center supports, seeks to positively interact with government officials, courts, and traditional authorities; apply alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, and advocate for justices. It will also ensure that vulnerable citizens’ rights, legal protection, and psychological well-being are enhanced. It will boost coordination and build bonds between community members on the one hand and actors of the CJS, on the other hand, thus strengthening the social cohesion of citizens in Lofa County.
The Liberian Access to Justice will provide essential information to community members and actors of the CJS concerning the criminal justice system, its operation, and any commonly used laws to promote fundamental human rights. The project will provide civic awareness of citizens’ legal rights and the value of holding justice actors accountable in Lofa County. The project aims to identify at least 86% of open cases or more from relevant justice institutions and the community for community dispute or alternative dispute resolutions, mediation, and litigation for increased transparency and accountability in the justice sector.
This project is expected to run from February 15 to December 30, 2021.