Haiti Justice Sector Strengthening Program
Haitians tend to perceive justice as inaccessible to most citizens, especially in rural areas, and the pursuit of justice as costly and lengthy. The USAID Haiti Justice Sector Strengthening Program (JSSP) improved the country’s legal framework, protected citizens’ lawful rights, and increased accountability and oversight within the justice system. JSSP’s primary local counterparts are the Ministry of Justice and the Conseil Superieur du Pouvoir Judiciare (CSPJ), which governs judges and law clerks. In addition to expanding access to justice and protection, the program provided technical assistance to reform the country’s judicial code. The program’s efforts also combatted corruption and promoted effective resource management. Investing in Haiti’s approach to case management allowed 18 jurisdictions to accelerate judicial cases and increase the transparency of the legal process.