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History of The Court Management Services

The Court Management Services was established to separate the administrative functions of the Judicial and Executive arms of Government as stipulated by the Constitution of Jamaica. The recommendation to establish an Independent Court Services entity saw a collaborative synergy between the Government of Jamaica, through the Ministry of Justice and the Public Sector Modernisation Division (PSMD).

The CMS, which started in August 2009, serves as a means facilitating a more efficient operation of the Court System, thereby improving the justice system, through the restructuring of the administrative framework and the strengthening of the judicial independence. The agency’s establishment is designed to enable the Judiciary and the Courts to have greater input in budgetary decisions and execution of activities surrounding the operations of the Courts.