Introducing myself and my journal: legal assistant
Am Executive Director of this organization in uganda
UGANDA PUBLIC RESCUE FOUNDATION
we are seeking to partner with you since we have same aims and objectives.
The Uganda Public Rescue Foundation (UPRF) is non-government organization that was conceived on the idea of Promoting human rights and providing legal aid to the poor i.e Disabled, women, men, elders and children in Uganda. Since 2006 when the foundation was conceived, UPRF has been for its association with the work of promoting Universal Respect for human rights, offer legal Aid services in Higher Courts and the Chief Magistrate’s Courts. UPRF works alongside the Judiciary, the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), police and prisons in the dispensation of criminal justice and right for human right for the less privileged (the poor) to bridge the gap of civil society on the demand side of justice delivery.
The Purpose of UPRF is centered on the immediate goals of promoting human rights, sensitize people on HIV/AIDS and offering professional and standardized criminal defence services to disadvantaged people charged with offences that carry a sentence of 10 years imprisonment or more. Over the year and fight for human rights, UPRF has made some significance achievements such as the significant increase in the number of cases handled in comparison to the total registered.
UPRF has been supported by the WACODA since October 2006. The support given has been short term and was understood by both parties to be a bridging fund by stakeholders to facilitate UPRF efforts in conforming to the criteria of accessing the WACODA for the future funding. It’s in light of this background that stakeholders consultancy to evaluate UPRF’s performance towards the agreed undertakings. The evaluation of the organization was completed in September 2008 and recommend, among others that UPRF goes through a comprehensive organizational systems and structural audit to lay a good foundation for the integration of recommendations made in this study. Following the recommendations arising from this evaluation, UPRF submitted a two year strategic plan that required longer term support would be given to UPRF for six months basing on activities in the two Years
Strategic Plan. The focus was to monitor performance of set benchmarks under the agreement which included the following;
a) A criminal defence model developed, costed and ready for implementation by 1 November 2009
b) Programme manager recruited by 1 October 2009.
c) Accounting officer skills tested and action plan made by 1 November 2009
The organization was also tasked to carry out the activities agreed to in its contract with WACODA as outlined below:-
a. Legal representation and advice for a minimum of 540 new cases (target);
b. Baseline desk survey of criminal cases;
c. Development of Internal handling systems;
d. Design M&E strategy;
e. Advocacy; and
f. Networking and collaboration.
lack of enough funds to meet our aims and objectives
My Vision for the Future:
to become a leadind provider of legal aid services
My Areas of Expertise:
legal aid and human rights