Strengthening the Working Methodologies of the Public Security Directorate in Jordan

Project Duration: 01/03/2014 - 31/03/2017

Total Budget: US$ 4,887,788

Donors: Delegation of the European Union to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Japan

Counterparts

Ministries of of Interior, Justice, Social Development, and Planning and International Coordination; Public Security Directorate (PSD); Criminal Investigation Department (CID); Juvenile Police Department (JPD); Anti Human Trafficking Unit, Public Prosecution Office, and the National Council for Family Affairs.

Target Groups

- The Duty-Bearers: Officers and staff at the existing and new established JDP, Criminal Investigation Officers; and members of the Prosecutor's Office
- The Rights Holders: Individuals within the criminal justice system, Children in contact with the law (as offenders, victims, witnesses), Jordanian citizens, Children at risk while in contact/conflict with the law, and children victims of violence.

Outline And Objectives

This project contributes to the protection of citizens, including children in contact/conflict with the law, through the strengthening of the working methodologies of the Jordanian PSD.

The project aims at:

  • Building the capacity of the newly established JPD and ensuring child-friendly environment at the stations. To achieve this, three new JPD branches will be refurbished and equipped to provide a child-friendly environment, JPD's working methodologies and capacities will be developed at the organizational level, and the overall awareness on JPD's existence and role raised so that families and children can benefit from reliable and efficient security services
  • Building the CID capacity and strengthening and institutionalizing effective practices and procedures to enable effective investigations and prosecutions with due respect to human rights and fundamental freedoms. This will be achieved through the development of syllabi and training programmes on criminal investigation techniques and through strengthening the institutional cooperation between CID and the Prosecutor's office
  • Strengthening criminal investigation capacities within PSD, with a special focus on the Peace Community Centre and CID, to counter organized crime and terrorism
  • Improving international cooperation and inter-agency coordination to combat terrorism and organized crime
  • Developing a national plan for the practical rollout and implementation of a rehabilitation and reintegration programme for persons in prisons and rehabilitation centres as a means to reduce recidivism and prevent violent extremism

Key Achievements

  • Three new child-friendly JPD branches operational
  • Information management system composed of data gathering, analysis, tracking and reporting schemes to monitor juvenile cases and measure JPD's performance operational
  • Awareness of JPD's role and responsibilities among target groups increased
  • Special criminal investigative techniques and criminal analysis practices of PSD CID, in line with international human rights standards, enhanced
  • Crime information management database adopted and operational
  • Co-ordination between PSD CID and the Prosecutor's Office improved
  • Capacity of CID Human Trafficking Unit to investigate human trafficking crimes while protecting the rights of victims strengthened
  • Criminal investigation capacities within PSD, with a special focus on the Peace Community Centre and CID, strengthened to counter organized crime and terrorism
  • International cooperation and inter-agency coordination improved to combat terrorism and organized crime
  • The National Plan for the practical rollout and implementation of a rehabilitation and reintegration programme for persons in rehabilitation centers as means to reduce recidivism and prevent violent extremism supported