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Justice Houses and Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms

USAID, through the AJA, will support the National Program for Justice Houses (NPJH) of the Colombian Government. 

To ensure the strengthening of the NPJH, USAID is working to support its expansion and strengthen existing JHs, especially those in or near the CZs, in expanding their services beyond urban areas (seeking that these shall be closer to the communities), in improving their information systems of the Justice Houses and the strategic use of such systems to facilitate monitoring and reporting, as well as implementing alternative mechanisms for dispute resolution that achieve a more efficient and flexible access to justice. All of these activities will place a special emphasis on the most vulnerable communities and promote a perspective on gender that guarantees the introduction of the needs of women to the justice system institutions of the Colombian State.