Synergy Will Help Modernize the Justice System in Guyana

MIS Guyana

Synergy International Systems, a leading provider of e-justice solutions, will implement a management information system for the justice sector of Guyana.

The project, to be completed in the second half of 2021, includes the design and implementation of a management information system (MIS) that will enable Guyana’s justice sector institutions to transform their operations and optimize processes.

As part of this partnership, The Probation Services Department of the Ministry of Human Services, The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and Police Prosecutors, and The Restorative Justice Office of Guyana will obtain technology and tools as well as training and capacity-building assistance to accelerate their digitalization strategies. The Juvenile Justice Unit of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Legal Affairs will also benefit from this transformation. The project is a joint venture involving Synergy International Systems – USA and PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services Limited – Trinidad.

In particular, the project will leverage advanced technologies to help address the problem of overcrowding conditions in the penitentiary system in Guyana. This will be achieved by focusing on two main factors which contribute to overcrowding: the over-reliance by the criminal justice system on custodial sentences and the overuse of pre-trial detention. Among the key objectives is also to reduce the average number of days from indictment to conclusion – from 220 days to 90 days (or lower).

Eventually, Synergy’s technologies will help improve the overall organizational culture, enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of the criminal justice system.

Learn more about the Synergy Case Management System.