Eastern Caribbean: Strengthening Case Management

From May 2 to 19, 2017, NCSC experts conducted a case management assessment of the Eastern Caribbean Director of Public Prosecutions (“DPP”) Offices in St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Dominica, Antigua and the Barbuda, and St. Kitts and Nevis, with the goal of modernizing processes through the introduction of automation.

NCSC experts reviewed manual and electronic case management processes in each office and considered their impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of the various prosecutorial authorities. Through meetings and site visits, the team assessed technical requirements, determined existing human and infrastructure capacities, and identified operational deficiencies that could affect implementation.

Recognizing that DPP Offices interface with other justice sector actors, the experts also interviewed several other core criminal justice institutions, including courts, police and correctional services.  Following these consultations and the onsite assessments, NCSC identified methods to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the DPP Offices through the use with other criminal justice sector institutions of an integrated case management system.

The case management assessment was performed as part of NCSC’s ongoing work under the Justice Sector Assistance to the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative Program (CBSI), funded by the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. Click here for more information on the CBSI program.