Consultative Workshop on Criminal Justice Coordination Committee at KP Judicial Academy Peshawar


The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy Dean and District Session Judge Mr.Khwaja Wajihudin chaired a Consultative Workshop on Criminal Justice Coordination Committee (CJCC) at the Judicial Academy in Peshawar today. Members of the Criminal Justice Coordination Committee including, District Session Judges, Prison officers, Probation Officer, District Public Prosecutors and Investigation Officers from district Peshawar, Swat, Swabi, D.I.Khan, Nowshera and Mardan were present at the event. This workshop was organised by European Union funded Citizens Justice and Peace Programme in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The purpose of the workshop was to bring together the senior representatives of the of Departments and Inspectorates of the Criminal Justice Sector to discuss the role and function of the CJCC with a view to making recommendations for increasing the effectiveness of the work.

The Criminal Justice Coordination Committees are organised at District under Section 74 of the Police Act 2017. Each committee is chaired by a District and Sessions Court Judge and its membership is comprised of representatives of the Police, Prosecutions, and Prisons and Probation and Reclamation Inspectorate.  The CJCC plays an important role in the overall coordination of the Criminal Justice Section in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Citizens Justice and Peace Programme is a three year EU-funded Programme, implemented in collaboration with the Government of KP, aimed at improving Home and Tribal Affairs’ Department and Police’s responsiveness to citizens’ security and justice needs by strengthening institutional capacity, inter-departmental coordination and civil society engagement.