Strengthening the Working Methodologies of the Public Security Directorate in Jordan

Project Status: Ongoing
Project Duration: 03/01/2014 - 31/08/2016
Total Budget: US$ 2,144,280
Donors: Delegation of the European Union to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan


Ministry of Interior; Public Security Directorate; Criminal Investigation Department; Juvenile Police Department; Anti Human Trafficking Unit; Public Prosecution Office; Ministry of Social Development; Ministry of Justice; Ministry of Planning and International Coordination; National Council for Family Affairs

Target Groups

- The Duty-Bearers: officers and staff at the existing and new established Juvenile Police Department (JDP) branches; officers at the Criminal Investigations; members of the Prosecutor's Office
- The Rights Holders: individuals within the criminal justice system; Jordanian citizens; children in contact with the law (as offenders, victims, witnesses); children at risk with being in contact/conflict with the law; children victims of violence. 

Outline And Objectives

This project seeks to contribute to the protection of citizens, including children in contact/conflict with the law through the strengthening of the working methodologies of the Jordanian Public Security Directorate.

The project includes two focus areas:
• Building the capacity of the newly established Juvenile Police Department (JPD) and ensuring child-friendly environments at the JPD stations. To achieve this, three new JPD branches will be refurbished and equipped to provide for a child-friendly environment; working methodologies and capacities of JPD within the Public Security Directorate at the organizational level will be developed; and the overall awareness of JPD existence and role raised, so that families and children at the individual level can benefit from reliable and efficient security services.
• Building the capacity of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and strengthening and institutionalising 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 the CID and the Prosecutor's office.