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JUSTICE ON TARGET AND LEGAL AID – IT LOOKS LIKE A CONSPIRACY BUT IT’S NOT

In a nutshell: “Justice on Target is an initiative put forth to address long wait times and effectively reduce criminal court delays. Launched in 2008, JOT claims to have eliminated more than 500,000 criminal court appearances since its inception. However, Singh says the program is putting pressure on clients, especially those with low income. Charges that are less serious don’t qualify for legal aid coverage and this coupled with JOT pushing for quick resolutions is making clients plead guilty because they can’t afford a trial.”

It may look like a conspiracy but it’s not.  It’s all the same government trying to save money by pushing cases through court and doing its best to make sure you don’t get a lawyer, which we all know, slows things down.

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