Justice Centres Uganda (JCU)
Justice Centres Uganda is a project of the Government of Uganda under the Justice Law and Order Sector. Started in December 2009, JCU was established and operationalized in the Judiciary. JCU is a one stop-shop legal aid clinic that seeks to bridge the gap between the supply and demand sides of justice. This is done through the provision of a broad range of legal aid services to indigent and vulnerable persons in Uganda.
Project title: Enhancing access to justice in Uganda through providing comprehensive quality legal aid services and empowering vulnerable people and communities.
Brief description: The project enables JCU to mobilise and support legal aid by the government. It engages in both legal and field research to identify emerging trends in access to justice and takes lead in advocay on enhancing awareness of communities and duty bearers on legal rights and procedures as well as enabling various individuals and communities to effectively resolve desputes using both litigation and mediation.
Geographical coverage: Hoima, Buliisa, Kiryandongo, Lira, Apac, Pader, Mmengo, Kampala, Mpigi, Wakiso, Tororo, Busia, Butaleja ,Manafwa, Mbale, Budaka, Bukedea, Kapchorwa, Paliisa, Sironko. Masaka, Bukomansimbi, Kalungu, Lwengo, Rakai. Mubende, Kyegegwa, Mityana, Rukungiri, Kanungu, Ntungamo, Rukungiri, Mukono, Buikwe Kayunga, Fort Portal, Kyenjojo, Ntoroko, Kasese and Bundibugyo districts.