Resource of the Week: Community Facilitators in the Pursuit of Justice

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(Maya Reddy) #1

This week’s profiled resource is titled “Community Facilitators in the Pursuit of Justice: Lessons from Jordan on Recruitment, Training, & Data” and comes to us from Namati Kenya and its partners: Open Society Foundations, Justice Center for Legal Aid, TAMKEEN: fields for aid , Arab Renaissance for Democracy & Development. This guide follows the use of community facilitators (CFs) in the Community Empowerment Project, initiated by the Open Society Foundations in Jordan, which builds on and complements existing refugee response efforts through legal empowerment and community-based justice services.

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The Community Empowerment project supports both Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan to understand and use legal and administrative systems to find concrete solutions to justice problems. In the pilot phase of the project, three Jordanian organizations coordinated to incorporate a community facilitator approach into their existing legal aid programs. Community facilitators (CFs) are frontline justice workers recruited from within the communities where they work and supported by a team of project staff and lawyers. Community facilitators use basic knowledge of the law and administrative procedures and a range of skills to take on many roles that help beneficiaries gain access to justice, including conducting community outreach, providing information, accompanying beneficiaries to certain government offices, referring cases to lawyers and other service providers, and collecting information on beneficiaries and their grievances to support evidence-based advocacy efforts. CFs can address justice issues in various thematic areas. In the pilot phase of the project, three Jordanian organizations coordinated to incorporate a community facilitator approach into their existing legal aid programs. The guide offers reflections on the recruitment, training, and data collection methods that these partner organizations used during the pilot phase of the community facilitator project.

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This resource is also available in Arabic, which can be access at the link below:

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(Laura Goodwin) #3

Thanks @MayaReddy for posting “Community Facilitators in the Pursuit of Justice” as the resource of the week! It’s exciting to be able to share the publication, which features methods and lessons learned on community facilitator recruitment, training, and data collection systems during the pilot of the Community Empowerment Project in Jordan.

@ltumen @shady @ranah @BasharAlHariri @jidaojjeh @lalcaraz @Zainab @Annalisa125 Thanks for all of your help in making this publication a reality - and congrats on the many successes of the project! Feel free to share any further reflections on the pilot here!

@namati_citizenship @ws_learning


(Yamungu Alongo) #4

Thanks @MayaReddy for the updates about The community empowerment project in Syria, I think our country, DR Congo is in need of such project as we are not present in most places, Namati Should see how to support some organizations for reaching many beneficiaries as you know the DR Congo is country Continent and we can not reach all places if we don’t have more funds and support from international donors. I would request to NAMATI as our network to think about this.

Thank you for your understanding.



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