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Mobile Justice Unit launched, to provide representation in inner-city and deep-rural communities

Published:Friday | January 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Justice through the Legal Aid Council has launched its Mobile Justice Unit geared towards improving legal representation for vulnerable persons in marginalised inner-city and deep-rural communities.

The mobile unit will begin operation on Tuesday, January 17, at Caanan Heights in Clarendon.

The following week will see the unit visiting Denham Town in Western Kingston.

Appointments can be made via the ministry or Legal Aid Council to have the unit visit a community and provide legal consultation free of cost.

Executive Director of the Legal Aid Council, Hugh Faulkner, says the unit will hold consultations on matters of a criminal or civil nature.

The bus is to be staffed by an attorney-at-law, records and research officer and a driver.

A schedule of up to three months has already been drafted for the unit.