Mission Statement

To provide the people of Jamaica with an independent and effective criminal prosecution capability which is both fair and just.

Consistent with the Constitution of Jamaica, the Director of Public Prosecutions initiates, takes over and terminates prosecutions in all Courts of Jamaica.

In addition, the Director of Public Prosecutions conducts all appellate work flowing from those prosecutions and is directly tasked with responsibilities under the Proceeds of Crime Act, the Extradition Act and the Mutual Assistance (Criminal Matters) Act.

Assistance is also widely provided to ministries, government departments, statutory bodies and the public, offering legal opinions on criminal matters.

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