How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Trained lawyers are onsite to provide legal advice for needy litigants who otherwise will not be able to proceed with their legal case fairly.
This will provide a week's worth of basic food rations for a needy family seeking help.
A month's supply of milk powder for a child of a mother facing a divorce case.
This will provide the basic needs of a family of four for a month which will buy us some time to look for alternative and sustainable assistance from our community partners.
About Campaignends 30 Jan 2021, 11:59 PM
A common perception in Singapore is that the justice system is only meant for persecutors, lawyers and judges...which is totally not true! For those who has not experienced being a witness in a criminal trial, the criminal justice process can be daunting for any witness. For vulnerable witnesses, there is the additional possible risk of re-victimization or reliving trauma...and this is where the community can play a part.
Funds raised under this program will go towards providing training for volunteers to support vulnerable victims when they appeared as witness in court. Vulnerable Witness Toolkits (available both hard copies and at www.cjc.org.sg) are available for professionals and caregivers of vulnerable witnesses to help them prepare the witness for the criminal justice system.
About the Charity
The Community Justice Centre (CJC) was launched in March 2013 by the Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, to help unrepresented litigants who may be daunted by the prospect of handling a case on their own. CJC offers these litigants assistance with the courts processes and procedures, so that that they may better navigate the court system, thereby enhancing access to justice, irrespective of background or social status.CJC also assists litigants who face financial difficulties or underlying emotional or psychological distress. By working in partnership with social agencies, lawyers and volunteers, CJC provides a continuum of tiered programmes, catering to the individual needs of these litigants.