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Sub-National Implemention

At the national level the SIP III establishes the Chain Linked Advisory Board chaired by the Principal Judge, with the Registrar High Court as secretary and will have the following members

  • Commissioner General of prisons
  • Inspector General of police Director of public prosecutions
  • Senior resident judges in charge of circuits Chairperson
  • National Community Service Programme, Chief Registrar

The board will offer policy advice, mentoring of DCCs and will address issues raised by DCCs and provide direction on addressing impediments to the administration of justice and maintenance of law and order. The board shall be resourced by JLOS secretariat.

At the Regional Level SIP III establishes the Regional Coordination Committee (RCC). Regions under JLOS SIP III will be equivalent to the High Court Circuits. The RCC will be chaired by the Most Senior Resident judge in the Circuit; with the Registrar as Secretary and comprised of the Chairpersons of all DCCs in the circuit; Regional Police Commanders; and all JLOS actors with a regional mandate. Regional Co-ordination committees will guide the roll out of SIP III in the circuit; backstop and provide direction to DCCs; link DCCs to the national level and vice versa and craft regional solutions to ensure attainment of JLOS SIP III results. RCCs are the conduits for information to the regional level; are a technical resource to DCCs and play an oversight role over SIP III implementation.

District Coordination Committees: At the District level, JLOS is represented by the JLOS District Chain Linked Committee. This role is vital to JSIP III implementation. DCCs are responsible for joint planning, supervising, monitoring and evaluation of performance against set targets. The DCCs are the frontline of JLOS management and their effectiveness has the most influence on the effectiveness of the JLOS SIPIII primary outputs and impact. DCCs are responsible for rallying all district based JLOS and non JLOS resources towards the attainment of JLOS targets individually in their respective institutions and as a collective. Detailed roles of the DCCs will be spelt out in the Management Policy. Resources have been allocated to improve the governance; management systems and introduction of DCCs to results based management systems and also to ensure that DCCs have full knowledge of the JLOS SIP III, annual and quarterly targets.

The DCC comprises of the following representatives:

  • Institutional representatives at district level
  • Representatives of the legal profession
  • District Probations and Social Welfare Officers;
  • Relevant CSOs, Faith based organizations and community structures engaged in advancing justice law and order in the district;
  • The Local government representatives
  • Nominated members of the public

Under the SIP III, the DCC will be chaired by the most senior judicial officer in the district and will meet monthly. The DCC will have two reporting lines. One is to the Advisory Board through the RCC and the other to the JLOS Technical Committee through the JLOS Secretariat. The DCCs will report on a quarterly basis to the Technical Committee and monthly to their respective institutions. The Technical Committee will reserve one meeting in every quarter to discuss reports of the DCCs. Regional implementation reviews will complement sector secretariat feedback to the DCCs.

Case management Committees at DCC level: The case management committee will promote issue based coordination, cooperation and collaboration among core JLOS institutions. The committee will provide a smaller forum for discussion and resolution of systemic and operational challenges to the delivery of justice in a specified sphere of justice. The case management committees drawing together core institutions in the delivery of a service will report to the DCC.

 

SIP III Focus Areas