How it works

UP Zambia Bridges The Gap


Legal Representation

Our casework provides us with insight into the systemic roadblocks that prevent juveniles from receiving justice.

These insights allow us to identify ways in which the system can be changed, working within the resource limitations faced by the Zambian courts, prison system and other stakeholders.
We use the insights and data obtained through our casework to advocate for practical legal and policy reforms.
We believe that lawyers make the difference. UP organizes volunteer lawyers to represent juveniles in bail proceedings, at trial and confirmation to defend their rights, ensure that legal procedures are followed, and start the juvenile on a path to a restored future.


Social Support

UP works with the Zambia Correctional Service, the Judiciary, the Legal Aid Board, and other public and private stakeholders, all of whom share the same goal: a justice system that better protects vulnerable juveniles.
Incarcerated juveniles need more than a lawyer, they need hope for the future. UP seeks to provide juveniles with visitation, engagement, and meet their physical needs while they are in prison. In addition to social support during incarceration, UP recognizes the need for ongoing engagement with the juveniles upon release. Our desire is to develop partnerships with various organisations to offer rehabilitative counseling, mentorship, skills training, activities, and sponsorship.

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