Justice Investment Options 

Construct safe spaces for vulnerable groups Engineer public access to water and toilets at police HQ and posts Refurbish police headquarters building and police outposts Stabilize electrical power or install backup at police HQ and posts Equip with radios / cell phones Equip with vehicles and fuel for crime scene investigation Establish crime investigation training Fund, recruit, and train paralegals Refurbish holding cells according to int'l guidelines Develop paralegal code of conduct for working in partnership with police Equip prisons or police with vehicles to transport people to court Train judges and prosecutors on bail procedures Train all, police / prosecution / judiciary, on basic forensics Train jointly police / prosecution on case preparation, evidence, etc. Institute court-enforced, NGO-administered ADR Stock courts with stationery / photocopier Fund and recruit mobile court unit Provide court security Build safe access and spaces at court for vulnerable witnesses / victims Build secure evidence rooms Engineer public access to water and toilets at court buildings Train prosecutors / judges / defence lawyers on criminal procedure Train prosecutors, police, judges, defence lawyers, prison leadership in special mobile court procedures Establish correctional health partnership with MoH Expand use of Restorative Justice settlements Institute court-enforced, NGO-administered community service orders Institute paralegal advice / support on appeal cases Institute paralegal monitoring of judgement enforcement Establish and/or Professionalize prison independent external inspection mechanism Expand in-prison vocational and rehabilitation programs, including mechanic service (catering to police and prison vehicles) and horticulture / farming. Stabilize electrical power or install backup at prison Fund the provision of basic correctional health medical supplies Train custodial corps leadership Train judges on sentencing Establish cross-institutional Court User Committee (including, MoH rep, NGOs, elders, community leaders) to coordinate local approaches to justice operations Recruit and train women police Recruit and train investigators Refurbish police HQ and police posts Install evidence storage capacity Reinforce perimeter fencing Stock police with stationery, forms, registers etc Stock police with personal protective equipment Equip police with secure filing cabinets Equip statistics unit with office equipment Equip police with uniforms Development of arrest/diversion policy Develop forensic capacity Institute joint police/prosecution case preparation Establish legal advice / assistance to detainees at police Standardise/introduce criminal case records and case tracking from arrest to disposal in court. Standardise in-service training courses (all ranks) Establish training course on diversion options (in line with policy) Establish training programme for statistical unit Establish public complaints mechanism Establish internal police oversight mechanism Develop police code of conduct Invest in community police liaison Recruit women judges Recruit security staff at judges' homes Recruit and train statistics unit Construct purpose-built courts (access to disabled, witness and interview rooms, prosecution and defence rooms, administrative offices and public toilets) Install security equipment at courts and judges' homes Install internet all courts Procure adequate office equipment (computers, printers, p/copiers, toner (+ maintenance contracts), fans, secure filing cabinets + stationery including court registers) Provide access to laws of Somalia (and Bench Book for first instance judges) Develop social media messaging for cause listing and warning of witnesses and parties Procure vehicles for transporting court officers, operation of Mobile Court, SC inspection of lower courts etc Institute court appointed lawyers / legal assistance where the interests of justice require Establish legal advice / assistance desk at first instance courts Standardise process for registering cases and tracking cases to disposal Standardise judicial training course Institutionalise continuous legal education Train administrative (support) court staff on case management Professionalise the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) Finalise development of Judicial Code of Conduct Strengthen SC inspection mechanism Standardise and publish court fees Standardise salaries of judges and court staff Invest in regular meetings of justice practitioners (police, custodial corps, OAG, Bar, legal service providers, elders) to coordinate local justice services Recruit and train women in senior management positions Recruit and train public defenders Recruit and train cadre of paralegals providing assistance in police, courts and prisons Create space at court for defence lawyers Procure motor cycles for paralegals Institute public defenders in serious cases Institute paralegal legal aid services Train paralegals in first legal aid services in police, courts and prisons Train lawyers in code of conduct Develop paralegal code of conduct Recruit and train prosecutors Recruit and train OAG administrators Recruit and train statistics unit Create space for prosecutors and witnesses at court Procure office equipment: computers, printers, photocopiers, filing cabinets, internet etc + maintenance contracts Procure vehicles for transporting prosecutors, operation of Mobile Court, police visits etc Develop guidelines on case prosecution and ADR Train administrative (support) court staff on case management Train statistics unit Develop Code of Conduct for Prosecutors Recruit health staff Partner with external agencies to provide education services Ensure buildings/structures are secure and cells adequately ventilated and lit Invest in adequate hygiene and sanitation (kitchens and shower/toilet areas) Procure key vehicles (truck for ration, ambulance for ill, mobile prison van, pick up) Procure office equipment: computers, printers, photocopiers, filing cabinets, internet etc + maintenance contracts Invest in paralegal cadre to provide first legal aid to remand prisoners Standardised training in-service courses (all ranks) Training in risk assessment and prison management (senior staff) Develop code of conduct for prison staff Establish complaints mechanism for prisoners
Color Key
  •   Human Resource Investment
  •   Built Infrastructure Investment
  •   Material Resource Investment
  •   Case Processing Policy Reform Assistance
  •   Training Program Development
  •   Establishment of Governance & Oversight Protocol