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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.

 

 

AIMS OF AJLAP:
  • 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

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

AJLAB 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..

Find out what to do when facing legal issues

Below is some information to help you find the best available legal information with regards to your problem.

Child Protection

What to do for the protection of children from violence, abuse and neglect.

Parental Rights

What are the you rights as a parent, and what to do if you are denied your rights.

Domestic Violence

What to do when face with violence or abuse by someone in a domestic set-up.

Succession

Information on what happens to someone’s money and assets or property after they passes on.

Other Information

For further information on the topics or any questions or legal help feel free to contact us.

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