CRIMINAL CASE ASSISTANCE

Court Advocates

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

Law Enforcement Advocates

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.

 

Victim Rights

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.

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

 Kingston 10

Telephone: 876-754-3662

Switchboard: 876-968-9401

 

Corporate Area Civil

Address: Sutton Street

 Kingston

Telephone: 876-922-8476

Switchboard: 876-922-8290/ 633-7104

St. Catherine

Address: 15 1/2 White Church Street, Spanish Town

Telephone: 876-749-6676

 

Hanover

Address: Haughton Court,

 Lucea P.O.

Telephone: 876-956-2807

Switchboard: 876-956-2280

 

St. Ann

Address: 47 Main Street,

St. Ann’s Bay

Telephone: 876-972-1116

Switchboard: 876-972-2303/ 9602

 

St. Mary

Address: Main Street

 Port Maria

Telephone: 876-994-2532

Switchboard: 876-994-2238

 

St. James

Address: Meaga Bay Road

P.O Box 321,

Montego Bay

Telephone: 876-952-9724

Switchboard: 876-952-3323/ 876-971-6585

 

Trelawny

Address: P.O. Box 3

 Duncan’s

Telephone: 876-954-2136

Switchboard: 876-954-2136

 

Portland

Address:

Bryan’s Bay,

P.O. Box 88

Port Antonio

Telephone: 876-993-4740

 

St. Thomas

Address: 15 Church Street

 Morant Bay

Telephone: 876-703-6686

Switchboard: 876-982-1711

 

Westmoreland

Address: 96 Great George Street,

 Savanna-la-mar

Telephone: 876-955-9252

Switchboard: 876-955-2544

Clarendon

Address: Sevens Road,

May Pen

Telephone: 876-902-8379

Manchester

Address: 2 Park Crescent,

Mandeville, Manchester

Telephone: 876-962-9593

St. Elizabeth

Address: 58 High Street,

Black River P.O.

Telephone: 965-2259

 

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JAMAICA COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Folly Road,

Port Antonio P.O.

Portland,

Jamaica W.I.

Helpline: 1-800-598-7607

Email Us:

stopviolencenow.jcadv@gmail.com

 

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