District Court, Jiwaka

Jiwaka

PNG's judicial system consists of Village Courts, District Courts and the National Court which is the superior trial court.  Magisterial Services (established by section 173(1) of Constitution of Papua New Guinea) administers the District Court system within PNG, and there are 57 District Court establishments across the nation staffed by 88 magistrates and more than 500 court support staff.

The District Court's key functional jurisdictions include:

  • Hearing of Civil matters (general civil and family court),
  • Hearing of Criminal cases (committal and summary),
  • Establishing Leadership and Administrative tribunals,
  • Hearing matters relating to Land (Local and Provincial Land Courts),
  • Conducting Village Court appeals and reviews,
  • Juvenile Criminal Court matters,
  • Pikinini (Civil) Court matters, and
  • Coroner’s Court

The District Court uses formal and informal approaches for settling grievances, particularly in the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Magistrates can also make orders for a community work order to be undertaken by a defendant who has been found guilty.  Where mitigating factors outweigh the aggravating factors, the defendant may be placed on probation with conditions for community work and/or payment of compensation. 

Contact:

Minj Court House

PO Box 43, Minj

Ph: 546 5536/5562

CUG: 7100 4241

Fax: 546 5574


Highlands Youth Training & Rehabilitation Centre College, JIWAKA


The Highlands Youth Training & Rehabilitation Centre College (HYTARC) is a non-Government organisation initiated and set up by a disabled youth having the determination to help rehabilitate his colleagues and other youths in the same predicament and those who are currently pose threats to the society (because they were left out) and the overall development process in PNG.

Highlands Youth Training & Rehabilitation Center College is a multi-purpose/multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary institution leading and guiding youths and the underprivileged of today to become productive individuals participating and contributing positively towards the overall social-economic development of the country. The training center bridges the gap and provides opportunities for those pass-outs in the formal education stream considered as dropouts

Highlands Youth Training & Rehabilitation Center College is a multi-purpose/multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary institution that provides:

  • Youths – complete or from Primary and/or secondary, including universities
  • Housewives – married in young lives and ready to take up education again
  • Drug Abusters – people who tend to drugs with no hope of a formal education or skill training programs to restart their lives
  • Convicts – ex-convicts who see lives as they see previously as they intend to think that there is no second chance of life for them and also, being avoided by the communities
  • Single parents – struggling single parent who wishes to continue in life for the sake of his/her children
  • Basic job skills training on (Law and order awareness, Personal care and development, basic introduction to HIV/Aids & Life skills, Home basic care & peer education, drug & alcohol awareness & counselling, sports and music, provide basic paralegal training & service to students and community (e.g. drafting summons, affidavits and so on, occupational Health and Safety and Life coping programs
  • Education (Courses offered – Accounting,Business Management,Sales & Marketing,Information Techonoolgy,Tourism,Office Secretarial Training

Contact:

Mr. Michael Goro

Principle Director

Highlands Youth Training & Rehabilitation Center College

P.O.Box 1067,Mt Hagen,WHP

PH: 71115114 or 765 72964

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National Youth Development Authority – Minj, Jiwaka Province


The National Youth Development Authority is a government agency established to provide policy directives for the youth of PNG. It provides a framework for planning and program development for all agencies and organisations involved in youth development work. Inclusive in its policy area for stakeholders to develop and implement programs is Law Order and Justice with the objectives to promote, maintain safety, security and peace in communities.

  • Provide capacity building for stakeholders/program partners
  • Strengthen community policing programs at the Provincial, District and Ward level
  • Encourage community based peer leadership on crime prevention and restorative justice programs for young people
  • Educate young people on their Rights against abuse and violence
  • Indentify and market rehabilitation training programs
  • Establish partner with training and rehabilitation institutions
  • Maintain and monitor youth program/project

Contact:

Mr. Steven Kamga

Advisor Community Development

Mobile:71668527  |  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mr Boma Kugam - HRM Officer

P.O.Box 35, MINJ, Jiwaka Province

Mobile:73588638