Serbia: Misdemeanor Courts Transformed into One-Stop-Shops
     

As part of USAID’s Judicial Reform and Government Accountability Project, NCSC in cooperation with the Serbian Ministry of Justice, has overseen the renovation of facilities in Misdemeanor Courts across Serbia, including in Arandjelovac, Valjevo, Kikinda, Zrenjanin, Zaječar, Loznica, Ruma, Prokuplje, Novi Sad and Šabac.

The initiative has sought to create court spaces that are functional and accessible to staff and the general public, and that allow users to access multiple services under one roof. Feedback from court users and staff has been overwhelmingly positive. The renovation of Belgrade Misdemeanor Courts is expected in the near future.

The USAID Judicial Reform and Government Accountability Project (JRGA) was launched in 2011, and is designed to strengthen the rule of law, independence of the judiciary and administration of justice in Serbia. It is also intended to increase public awareness of reforms in the judicial sector and strengthen the ability of the Serbian government, independent agencies and civil society to detect and prevent corruption. The JRGA Project is implemented by NCSC in partnership with Development Professionals, Inc. and Management Systems International (MSI). 

For more information about the JRGA Project, please visit www.jrga.org.