Justice Center for Legal Aid

Amman, Jordan
Joined March 2015

Presence in: Jordan

Established in 2008, the Justice Center for Legal Aid is a Jordanian not-for-profit and non-governmental organisation registered with the Jordanian Societies Registry. JCLA strives to develop a national sustainable legal aid model tailored to local needs.

JCLA is committed to empowering and enabling all poor and vulnerable people in Jordan with a view to realize a society where everyone has equal access to the justice system. JCLA does this by implementing legal awareness programs; providing legal consultations, mediation and representation services in the areas of civil, criminal and family (including Sharia) law; and advocating for reform to the justice system.

Since 2008 JCLA has grown from one legal aid clinic in Amman to become the largest legal aid provider in Jordan, providing legal aid services at 24 clinics located across all 12 governorates, as set out in the aside illustration. Each month, JCLA assists approximately 375 beneficiaries through legal consultations, provides legal representation to approximately 150 beneficiaries across 200 cases, and reaches approximately 3600 vulnerable people through its awareness sessions.