Founded in 1999, Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-violent citizens’ rights action organisation that advocates for good governance and improvements in state accountability and transparency. JFJ primarily works with victims whose rights have been breached by members of the security forces spanning unlawful search or detention, to excessive use of force and extra-judicial killings. The organisation tries to help everyone who seeks it help.
In addition to providing legal support via giving advice and providing legal representation in Coroners’ Courts JFJ operates a variety of programmes to promote good governance and advance the rights of all Jamaican citizens. The organisation also has a library of human rights, legal, social and political literature for the public to access.