Reducing prison population: Legal Aid Clinic secures

  • Published on: Sep 22, 2021 - 1:34 PM
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Reducing prison population: Legal Aid Clinic secures Launched in January 2020 as part of the Support for the Criminal Justice System (SCJS) Programme, the legal aid clinic has dealt with approximately 122 matters by August 2021. According to information released as part of a client satisfaction survey, by August 2021 some 77 of the 122 matters were completed with 45 pending. Of the 77, 57 were dismissed, nine were abandoned and there were 11 convictions. The legal aid clinic deals with both walk-in clients and those referred from the prison, probation, and judicial services. The general problem to be addressed by the Support for the Criminal Jus …
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