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The Justice, Law and Order Sector is on course to implement the much awaited Integrated Management Information System (IJMIS) . This was revealed during an inception workshop held at Imperial Royale Hotel on Friday April 29 2011 where the IJMIS Taskforce members drawn from all JLOS institutions met to discuss the draft inception report developed by the consultant - M/S Realtech Systems Limited - a Uganda based Information and Communications Technology firm. The Head, Policy and Planning Unit in the Judiciary and the Workshop chairperson Mr. James Eceret said that the IJMIS would present JLOS with dynamic information management functionalities and also create a unified data collection platform.

Peharps the most important reason for introduction of information technology in JLOS lies in the fact that computerization will go a long way in ensuring that the quality of information required by justice administrators is of high quality and is easily accessible. With an integrated data management system, JLOS institutions will be able to:

• Process cases faster
• Process records faster
• Secure data
• Share data
• Track suspects faster
• Generate cause lists with ease
• Rationalize the allocation of staff vis a vis the workload
• Strengthen judicial independence through automated allocation of cases
• Strengthen performance management
• Strengthen monitoring and evaluation

The IJMIS design and developement phases are to be preceded by a comprehensive systems study covering all JLOS institutions. A key output of the systems study will be baseline data on existing processes, workflows, people skills and current technology infrastructure.

Contact the JLOS Secretariat for details regarding the IJMIS Project on 0414-253207. Send all email inquiries on this subject to ekuhimbisa[at]jlos.go.ug

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Whereas Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) reforms have been responsible for deepening access to justice and human rights, Uganda still faces a challenge of assuring access to justice for all and dealing with crime. The causes are many but key among them is the limited use of information technology and absence of an integrated data management system to manage cases and inform management of critical issues in dealing with delays in the administration of criminal justice. The right to expeditious determination of disputes cannot therefore be over emphasized!

The justice sector in Uganda requires rapid access to information in order to function effectively. Institutions involved in the administration of Justice need real time information to operate efficiently and effectively in dispensation of justice, if they are to dispense their mandates and in the context of Uganda, empower the poor, who make about 70% of the population through equal protection of the law.

The absence of a computerized and integrated management system has made it difficult to track cases, suspects, allocate resources, equitably distribute and evaluate staff in addition to dealing with recidivism. Because of the pressing need to fight crime better, JLOS has prioritized establishment of an integrated data management system to improve service delivery through informed crime prevention and management strategies.

The most important reason for introduction of information technology in JLOS lies in the fact that computerization will go a long way in ensuring that the quality of information required by justice administrators is of high quality and is easily accessible. One of the biggest challenges that exist in the current widely used manual record keeping system(s) is the difficulty with which information is accessed and then retrieved. High quality and timely information will ultimately lead to improved decision making, informed policy analysis and formulation as well as increased system efficiency. With the increasing need for criminal justice administrators to collaborate and share information, JLOS finds itself with a task of creating platforms to make this possible.

This strong necessity for collaboration and increased sharing of information makes irrelevant the idea of standalone and decentralized information repositories. In pursuance of the goals of crime prevention and criminal justice, an integrated robust information system inter-linking various stakeholders in the criminal justice system such as the Police, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, The Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Prisons Services and the Courts of the Judicature is the perfect information system model that will facilitate real time data sharing and transfer of case details between stakeholders, quick retrieval of records and files that are electronically captured, efficient generation of crime statistics across the board, improved sector wide monitoring and evaluation of criminal justice services and programs.

An integrated information system for the Justice, Law and Order Sector will also greatly reduce the huge costs associated with each individual institution procuring, implementing and developing its own system. Procuring a centralized application with each institution running and administering its own module customized to its inherent unique needs has a huge return on investment with so much being done by relatively so little.

With an integrated data management system, JLOS institutions would:

• Process cases faster
• Process records faster
• Secure data
• Share data on criminals
• Track suspects faster
• Generate cause lists with ease
• Rationalize the allocation of staff vis a vis the workload
• Strengthen judicial independence through automated allocation of cases
• Strengthen performance management
• Strengthen monitoring and evaluation in JLOS.

An integrated Management Information System represents the very core ideals of the Justice, Law and Order Sector since it works toward fostering a “sector-wide” approach to the administration and access to justice in Uganda. JLOS believes in strong and meaningful partnerships between member institutions in its mission of improving the safety of the person, security of property and access to justice in order to encourage economic development and to benefit the poor and vulnerable people. We believe that an integrated approach to information management powered by technology will not only modernize and improve information flows in criminal justice administration but will further consolidate the strong bond that exists between JLOS institutions enabling us to achieve our strategic goals and objectives.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 07:48

GIS Map Locations of JLOS Institutions

 

To enhance service delivery, the sector has focused attention on ensuring the existence of a complete chain of justice country wide. In 2009, data was collected on the physical mapping of JLOS presence but due to various changes in administrative units coupled with new investments; this data has not been updated.

To facilitate this process, the sector is producing updated mapping of the sector institutions in both hard and soft form using a Geographic Information System (GIS) offering robust capabilities to store, analyze, display, query and document geographical information relating to JLOS presence country wide. This computerized information system based on geo-referenced data enables spatial analyses and allows for map-based reporting.

Geo-Information Communication (GIC) Limited was contracted to collect country-wide geo data on JLOS infrastructure and also develop and deploy a Geographical Information System (GIS) to manage this data. This project is in the implementation phase. Below are the map locations currently available for viewing.

 

NOW AVAILABLE:

Map Locations: Courts

Map Locations: DPP Stations

Map Locations: Police Stations and Posts

Map Locations: Prisons

Map Locations: Remand Homes

Map Locations: Immigration Boarder Posts

Map Locations: Ministry of Internal Affairs Offices

 

NOTE: Maps may take long to load in your browser depending on your Internet speed. Re-use of maps displayed on this website in other platforms and publications is permitted subject to acknowledgment of the Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS Uganda) as the source.

Content displayed in the maps may not reflect the most recent infrastructure developed and commissioned by the Justice, Law and Order Sector. However, updates to the GIS database are underway and will shortly be reflected on this site. This includes other JLOS institutions whose map locations of infrastructure haven't been published yet.

 

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