JPs urge community to use their services
There are concerns about the lack of use of Justice of the Peace (JP) services in the south Auckland community.
Franklin and Districts Justice of Peace Association is one of 29 regional organisations that belong to the NZ Federation of Justice which represents more than 7000 JPs.
At a recent meeting at the Citizens Advice Bureau in Papakura, vice-president of Franklin and Districts Justices of Peace Association Jane Hancock discussed ways to raise awareness around the services.
‘‘Many JPs now offer their service at local service desks where no appointment is necessary,’’ Hancock said.
‘‘JPs provide their services free of charge.’’
The Franklin association covers an area from Waikaretu in the south up to Manurewa in the north, with 176 active members and 22 retired members.
Service desks are located in Waiuku, Pukekohe, Papakura and Clevedon. To visit a JP, see www.jpfed.org.nz for up to date lists and addresses.