The aim of the internship: is to support JCU in communicating their work to provide Legal Aid services to the poor, vulnerable and marginalized people for visibility.
JCU currently operates four Centres in Mmengo, Hoima, Lira and Tororo and two Service Points in Jinja and Masaka. JCU is guided by Professional Excellence, Ethics and Integrity and Accountability. The vision of JCU is supporting vulnerable communities accessing quality legal aid services and realizing their rights. Justice Centres Uganda is hosted and supervised by the Judiciary. The National Office is housed at the High Court in Kampala, with seven centres around the Country in Jinja, Fort Portal, Lira, Tororo, Mmengo, Masaka and Hoima. The sites were chosen with a view of widening the geographical representation of legal aid services which had hitherto been limited to urban areas. JCU is majorly funded by the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) a consortium of eight European Donor Countries and also receives funding from Government of Uganda through the Judiciary and JLOS. Empowering vulnerable communities through provision of quality human rights based legal aid services, community outreach and advocacy is paramount to JCU operations. (http://justicecentres.go.ug/index.php/2014-11-27-11-30-03/about-us).
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