Improving Information Sharing and Coordination in Ghana’s Justice Sector.

Democracy and Governance | Rule of Law and Security Sector Strengthening

Justice Sector Reform Case Tracking System Activity

Project Dates: January 2018 - January 2021
Better coordination between justice sector institutions in Ghana is needed to reduce delays in prosecution. A case tracking system is making a difference.

Ghana’s criminal justice system faces a number of challenges: Cases are not handled in a timely manner and a lack of communication within the justice sector has weakened efficiency and effectiveness during criminal prosecutions. USAID/Ghana’s Case Tracking System Activity is developing a criminal case tracking system to support the Ghanaian government in effectively investigating and prosecuting criminal cases. The integrated case tracking system will improve collaboration among key justice sector institutions, including the Police Service, Department of Public Prosecution in the Attorney General’s Office, the Judicial Service, and the Prisons Service. USAID/Ghana’s Case Tracking System Activity has a special focus on crimes related to corruption, border security, maritime security, and cybercrime.

Project Goals

  • Develop a comprehensive design and sustainable roll-out process for the integrated case tracking system
  • Implement a testing phase and identify the requirements for the sustainable use and expansion of the integrated case tracking system
  • Improve procedures and policies to strengthen change management, coordination, and communication across key justice sector institutions