Justices of the Peace

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What is a Justice of Peace (JP)?

A JP is a member of the community appointed by the Governor-General to meet the needs of their community. They are “people of good standing in the community (which is not to be identified with material prosperity), who are respected as persons of good sense, character and integrity". Their work is an unpaid service not connected with their employment.

What to do if you need a JP

Check to see if a JP can help you

Find out what type of work JPs can do

Make contact with a JP on Campus



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