CRIMINAL CASE ASSISTANCE
The JCADV will provide referrals to vital social services and court advocates in each parish and ensure victims of Domestic Violence get information, education, and assistance with questions and concerns about the legal system, their rights, police report filing, pressing charges, and obtaining protective or restraining orders. Thereby, increasing victim safety and making victims feel less overwhelmed by legal proceedings.
Victims of Domestic Violence are encouraged to call the courthouse in their area for more information on how to reach a court advocate: Parish Court
The local police department may provide special police officers to work with victims of Domestic Violence and sexual assault. Please contact your local police department or the helpline for contact information for law enforcement advocates in the community.
Please call 119 in case of an emergency.
Other Victim Advocates
There may be other advocates in the community for victims in criminal and felony cases that provide assistance with professional, psychological, legal, and law enforcement services.
The law in Jamaica gives victims of Domestic Violence-related crimes certain rights such as the right to face the accuser and to testify against him or her in a court of law. The victim can also petition the court for a protective or restraining order.
Victims Support Unit: Available in all 14 parishes and serves victims of Domestic Violence
A nonprofit organization that assists Jamaicans with legal representation.
For information on the Ministry of Justice Victims Charter: MOJ Charter
RESIDENT MAGISTRATES COURTS ISLANDWIDE
Corporate Area Criminal – Half Way Tree
Address: 144 Maxfield Avenue
Corporate Area Civil –
Address: Sutton Street
Switchboard: 876-922-8290/ 633-7104
Address: 15 1/2 White Church Street, Spanish Town
Address: Haughton Court,
Address: 47 Main Street,
St. Ann’s Bay
Switchboard: 876-972-2303/ 9602
Address: Main Street
Address: Meaga Bay Road
P.O Box 321,
Switchboard: 876-952-3323/ 876-971-6585
Address: P.O. Box 3
P.O. Box 88
Address: 15 Church Street
Address: 96 Great George Street,
Address: Sevens Road,
Address: 2 Park Crescent,
Address: 58 High Street,
Black River P.O.