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JPs to conduct community justice tribunals

Published:Tuesday | March 18, 2008 | 11:36 AM

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Carol Palmer has called for Justices of the Peace across the nation to prepare to play a greater role in justice reform in their respective communities.

She said JPs will be called on to conduct community justice tribunals, which are to be set up to provide alternative dispute resolution for people unwilling to go to court.

Mrs. Palmer said the tribunals would be an expansion of the use of the principles of restorative justice.

She also said some citizens could be asked to conduct some of the hearings.