ACCESS TO JUSTICE

Access to Justice

7 out of every 10 incarcerated persons are awaiting trial.

Evidence shows that more indigent persons are at risk of awaiting trial longer than mandated.

We started out by providing free legal services to the indigent.

We discovered that not everyone awaiting trial belongs in prison. Some are in prison out of hunger. Some are in jail for civil matters.

60% of the cases we took up between 2020/2021 were sorted using diversionary methods which incorporate restorative justice practices.

Now 0ur Access to Justice Program currently has the following interventions: