$939 Million to Boost Work of CSJP

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(Contributed by the Jamaica Information Service)

The Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III is set to receive a cash injection of $939 million to carry out its work, this fiscal year.

This is set out in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure, tabled in the House of Representatives on April 3 by Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips.

The money will go towards conducting seven parenting education workshops; the procurement of 18 sets of psychological testing instruments; the renovation and expansion of four community centres; and the provision of vocational skills training to 500 beneficiaries.

Additionally, Government plans to engage a consultant to develop an instructional manual for parent trainers; provide gender responsive counselling for 200 persons as well as host counselling sessions for 20 groups; conduct seven workshops focusing on gang interruption and reintegration activities; and develop and implement social marketing campaigns.

With funding support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Department for International Development (DFID), Department of Foreign Trade and Development, and the Government of Jamaica, the project aims to enhance security and justice in targeted communities.

This will be done by improving governance and creating a behaviour change that is focussed on conflict resolution, social inclusion, and safety as well as increasing employment and employability among residents.

The CSJP III, which is being implemented by the Ministry of National Security, is scheduled to last from June 2014 to May 2019.