Our work in Security and Justice Reform
We are committed to supporting services that deliver faster, fairer and cheaper security and justice, and empowering citizens to demand such services effectively. We do this by:
- developing and implementing national security and justice reform programmes
- enhancing security and justice for poor people, including in post-conflict situations
- embracing both formal and informal or community-based justice systems
- supporting an investment climate conducive to private sector development
- strengthening governance systems at national and local levels
Examples of our work include:
- Co-managing the DFID-funded Access to Security and Justice Programme in Sierra Leone, which supports the national Justice Sector Reform Strategy and Implementation Plan and focuses on ensuring effective security and justice provision at the community level, especially for the poor and marginalised including women and girls (DFID, 2012-2014).
- Designing the DFID-funded UK Legal and Justice Expertise Programme, which aims at leveraging legal and judicial expertise from across UK Government and the pro bono private sector to contribute to the delivery of more strategic and sustainable rule of law reform in developing countries (DFID, 2013-2014).
- Providing security and justice expertise to the design of DFID Kenya's Improved Community Security (ICS) programme. The ICS programme aims to increase security for Kenyan men and women and build greater capacity to manage disputes at community level (DFID, 2014).