New all-in-one centres for victims to be built in Regions One, Three & Four


The government wants to establish new ‘Hope and Justice’ centres across the country and Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall, SC says those facilities will be first built in Regions One, Three and Four.

These all-in-one centres should provide legal and medical aid, counselling and law enforcement services. Temporary accommodation could also be provided.

The Attorney General said these centres are being constructed so that improved services can be provided to be most in need.

“It’s a pilot project that we are doing in Region Four on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD), in Region Three and Region One and once the pilot is successfully executed, it will be replicated across all the administrative regions across the country,” Nandlall said on Wednesday when the new Vigilance Magistrates’ Court was commissioned.

These facilities, he said, will be aptly named ‘Hope and Justice’ centres.

Aside from the construction of these new facilities, the Attorney General said the government is supporting the construction of new courts across the country.

New laws are also being crafted to ensure that there is adequate legislative support for vulnerable persons. He reminded the gathering that a new Family Violence Bill is being developed to replace the Domestic Violence Act.

Nandlall also said the 1893 Evidence Act requires an overhaul and the government will pursue this too.

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