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THE ADVOCATE V O L . 7 5 P A R T 2 M A R C H 2 0 1 7 245 use of early case management techniques and the potential for alternative measures. JES volunteers have been to Guyana several times since this meeting in October 2016 to provide further training and coaching and to discuss the potential of implementing some of the case management strategies. Judge Hicks summarized his experience working in Guyana as follows: The enthusiastic welcome of our Guyanese colleagues and their commitment to assessing our ideas and debating their pros and cons in the Guyanese context has been and continues to be a rewarding experience for me. I urge everyone who receives a call from JES to participate in one of their projects here or abroad to jump at the opportunity. You will not regret it! JES continues to provide training to the stakeholders in order to develop and maintain new investigative skills. In addition, JES continues to conduct facilitated discussions with all stakeholders about what measures can best be implemented to begin to address the culture of trial delay that exists in Guyana. What is very encouraging is that these discussions are identifying some ideas and solutions that will begin to address the root causes of delay by changing participants’ behaviour. I would describe my own experience as follows: what is very significant is that the dialogue has changed. Rather than just identifying that there are issues which have historically seemed insoluble, now the police, prosecutors and judiciary are actively and collectively discussing these issues with a view to developing solutions to resolve these problems. Clearly, with these changes occurring, the people of Guyana are benefitting from the work of JES in that country. t t t t t


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