Legal Aid Council takes mobile unit to Flanker, Waterhouse
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Legal Aid Council (LAC), through its mobile justice unit, will continue its outreach services this week at locations in St. James and Kingston.
Tomorrow, the unit will be at the open lot next to Warren’s Hardware in Flanker from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm.
It travels to the Waterhouse Community Centre popularly known as Bagga Park at 10 Batra Road, Kingston 11, on Wednesday. Residents can access justice services at this location from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The LAC, through its mobile unit, provides free consultation, advice, and completes court assignments for clients with criminal matters. It geared towards persons with legal issues, who cannot afford these services.
Attorneys are on hand to assist with criminal matters before the court, including matters relating to family members, who are in custody and have not received court dates.
The mobile unit, which was launched on January 13, has already travelled to Canaan Heights, Clarendon; March Pen, St Catherine; and Denham Town, Kingston.
The service is in keeping with the Government’s strategic priority focused on strengthening the rule of law and providing timely justice outcomes.