Monday, June 03, 2013

Roles & Mandate

Role

Drive forward the implementation of the reform and investment agenda set out in the Justice Sector Reform Strategy and in particular in the Justice Sector Reform and Investment Plan 2008-2010.


Work with the Institutions in the sector to facilitate a co-ordinated and coherent approach to resource allocation (both within the Government's budgeting process and in relation to donor inputs)


mandate

The development of a long-term, costed, sector wide Justice Sector Reform Strategy for the year 2007 onwards.

Welcome To The Justice Sector Coordination Office

leadershipgroupThe Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) is committed to restoring the rule of law, preventing further conflict and improving safety, security and access to affordable and equitable justice for people, particularly the poor, the vulnerable and marginalised groups.

The justice Sector Coordination Office (JSCO) is a support mechanism to GoSL's Justice Sector Strategy which sets out a holistic reform and investment strategy for the ministries, departments and agencies that together make up the justice sector.

JSCO is tasked with taking forward on a day-to-day basis the sector's newly coordinated approach to policy making, planning, budgeting and operations. It has been developed to respond on a permanent basis to the need within Government to take forward a more coherent 'sectoral' approach basis to the need within Government to take forward a more coherent 'sectoral' approach.

Priority Areas:

Increase accessibility of justice for poor and vulnerable groups

Update out of date and inappropriate laws and procedures

Speedier resolution of cases through the courts

Read more: Welcome To The Justice Sector Coordination Office Website

 

Sierra Leone: Key Facts

Map Of Sierra Leone

  • Capital: Freetown (Western Area)
  • Provincial headquarters: Makeni, Kenema, Bo
  • Districts: 12
  • District headquarters: Kambia, Port Loko, Magburaka, Kabala, Sefadu, Kailahun, Moyamba, Pujehun, Bonthe
  • Population: 4.9million (2004 Census); Growth Rate: 1.9% between 1975 and 1998 (projected figure of 2.3% for 1998-2015)
(Source: DACO Encyclopedia 2007)

Other Key Facts

Other Key Facts

  • Languages: English (official language of government and business), Creole and numerous indigenous languages
  • Ethnic groups: 16 indigenous ethnic groups (largest: Mende, Temne and Limba)
  • Religions: Christian, Muslim, traditional beliefs
  • Life expectancy at birth: 37.9 years
  • Adult literacy: 31%
  • Enrolment in education: 24%
(Source: DACO Encyclopedia 2007)

Online Resources

Development Assistance Coordination Office: www.daco-sl.org
Encyclopedia for Sierra Leone: www.daco-sl.org/encyclopedia (Developed by the Sierra Leone Information System (SLIS), which is managed by DACO and funded by UNDP)
Government of Sierra Leone Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: www.sl.undp.org/1_doc/PRSP_Final_Draft.pdf
Institutional Reform & Capacity Building Project (IRCBP): www.ircbp.sl
Sierra Leone National Tourist Board: www.welcometosierraleone.org
Sierra Leone Web: www.sierra-leone.org
State House: www.statehouse-sl.org
Statistics Sierra Leone: www.statistics.sl

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JSCO NEWS

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Judiciary opens and dedicates the newly constructed Pademba Road Magistrates court in Freetown Judiciary opens and dedicates the newly constructed Pademba Road Magistrates court in Freetown The judiciary opened and dedicated the newly constructed magistrates court on the 9th of Decemeber 2... Read more
JSCO conducts M & E training for TWG members JSCO conducts M & E training for TWG members Members of the TWG of JSRSIP 2008-2010 comprising of middle managers of the justice Sector MDAs and ... Read more
Community Mediation Programme of JSDP holds Stakeholders Review Meeting Community Mediation Programme of JSDP holds Stakeholders Review Meeting Timap for Justice with Support from the Justice Sector Development Programme (JSDP), hosted a Review... Read more

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