The legal assistance provided by the Legal Clinics (LC) and the Justice Houses (JH) is limited geographically and does not allow for coverage of other areas of the territory where the needs are equally important. In addition, despite their efforts, the limited material and human capacities of local partners (OGDH and MDT) do not make it possible to meet the growing demand for legal assistance from the increasingly overcrowded courts and prisons.
Added to this is the recent political and health crisis, which creates additional pressure on prisons and detainees in vulnerable situations.
Finally, to date there has been no link between the legal aid activities of the CJs carried out by civil society organizations (CSOs) OGDH and MDT, and the local justice actions of the DOJ under the Ministry of Justice.
The present action therefore aims to sustain and strengthen the actions of the CJs and DOJs, and to make the link between the legal and judicial assistance and access to law provided by these two structures, in order to guarantee a more effective, holistic and inclusive concept of community justice and to allow for greater geographic coverage.