Case Tracking System workshop held in Ho
As part of efforts to enhance the usage of the Case Tracking System (CTS), a Change Management Workshop has been held in Ho, the Volta Regional capital.
The electronic Case Tracking System (CTS) collects, collates, and harmonizes data from the time of the arrest of a suspect to the time judgment is delivered.
The workshop provided a forum for the participants drawn from the Judicial Service, the Ghana Prison Service, the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Justice, the Ghana Police Service, and the Legal Aid Commission to discuss applicable change management strategies, and to recommend the requisite tools, and institutional strengthening requirements needed to re-enforce the adoption and utilization of the Case Tracking System.
The one-day workshop was under the theme ‘CTS adoption and utilization re-enforcement strategies and tools for leaders of key stakeholder agencies’
According to organizers, the workshop was necessary for participants to gain a better understanding of the system components (people, process, technology) of the CTS.
What is the Case Tracking System
Ghana’s criminal justice delivery faces many challenges.
Cases are not handled promptly, and a lack of communication within the justice sector has weakened efficiency and effectiveness during criminal prosecutions.
The USAID funded the CTS project in partnership with Crime Check Foundation, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, and other CSOs.
The CTS project will be implemented in forty (40) districts in seven (7) regions; Western, Greater Accra, Northern, Bono, Upper East, Ashanti, and Volta.
The USAID Justice Sector Support Activity (JSSA) aims at increasing citizen knowledge and access to Justice Sector services, strengthening advocacy interventions for accountability of key Justice Sector Institutions to improve justice delivery, and increasing citizens’ oversight and monitoring of criminal cases to enhance justice delivery.