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Safety, Security and Accessible Justice

Safety, security and accessible justice

These pages explore the theme of safety, security and accessible justice, one of the 7 governance capabilities outlined in DFIDs Governance Target Strategy Paper, 'Making Government Work for Poor People' as being key to poverty reduction.

DFID's policy in this area aims to promote safety for all from violence and intimidation, security of personal property, and equality of access to justice. The approach is innovative among donor organisations for two reasons. Firstly, it covers all aspects of the justice sector, including police reform as well as legal, judicial and penal institutions. Secondly, DFID's policy was designed from the perspective of users, particularly poor people and vulnerable groups.

What does the GRC Exchange cover?

These pages present key texts and resources, drawn from international comparative experience, that explore the following issues:

DFID policy
Perspectives of users
Sector-wide working
Other donor approaches

Safety and security
Crime prevention
Community policing
Police reform

Legal literacy
Legal and judicial reform
Traditional and informal justice systems
Penal reform

Transitional justice
Context and non-state actors
Poverty reduction and transitional justice
Children and truth commissions

Monitoring and evaluation

Useful internet links

Workshop on non-state justice systems

DFIDThe University of BirminghamIDS