Access to Justice Legal Aid Programme (AJLAP)

Access to Justice Legal Aid Programme (AJLAP) is a specific program by Action for Children in Conflict that seeks to promote access to justice, strengthen the rule of law, promote human rights and significantly reduce all forms of violence in the society. MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD’S LIFE We envision a world where all children access and attain equal opportunities. Your partnership and donations go a long way in bringing hope and changing the lives of millions of children in Kenya. Be a hero.


  • To prevent children from dropping out of school to the streets because of lack of basic provision through economically empowering their guardian..

  • To help parents regain the self-esteem they have lost through poverty and their inability to meet their children’s basic needs, giving them a legitimate income to support themselves and their dependants.

  • To offer legal aid services in children matters ranging from custody and maintenance to land and succession issues.

  • To be a major policy and legislation influencer on children rights issues both at national and county levels of government.

  • To inform and create awareness on issues of child rights >(.)To promote access to justice for and by children victims and/or offenders.

How we do it

Awareness Campaigns & Outreach Programmes, Training and Capacity Building The program conducts clinics and for a in the community aimed at sensitizing the community on child rights, gender based violence and access to justice. In addition, we hold training with various players in the justice system including the judiciary, the police and other court users with a view to informing court users of court processes and reducing corruption and bribery in the justice system. In addition, it promotes the development of effective, accountable and transparent institutions Moreover, the program is engaged with establishment of child rights clubs in local primary schools with the view entrenching human rights issues and rule of law in the children to make them human rights champions of today and the future.

Legal Aid Services Legal aid services are offered to clients through public interest litigation, institution of court proceedings, training on court procedures & the art of self-representation and offering of free legal advice to clients. Further, we watch brief for children and women victims of crimes such as defilement, rape, domestic violence and cases involving child offenders, to ensure that the criminal process is conducted well to bring about just outcomes and protect against shoddy and haphazard prosecutions, also deterring corrupt prosecutors or judicial officers.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms Alternative Dispute Resolution is encouraged to enhance access to justice. This is more so in matters of child support and maintenance to reduce instances of child neglect, abuse, exploitation and/or torture. Advocacy and Policy Formulation AJLAP is involved and participates in stakeholder meetings touching on legislation and policies at both national and county levels of government. This promotes responsive, inclusive, participatory representative decision-making as well as promotion and enforcement of non-discriminatory laws and policies, bringing about sustainable development..