In February of this year, we started JJAI’s project National Task Force to Shorten Pretrial Times. This project consists of a meeting held periodically to analyze and compare data and statistics from different Mexican states. The purpose is to identify unnecessary delays in the process and to generate strategies with the aim of reducing the […]
There are 1.4 million children in prison right now around the world with devastating effects on their lives
“The first time I entered a juvenile prison in Latin America, I was shocked how many of the kids were waiting months and months to see a judge. Most have no hope of being released for years. When they are finally released, they go back to their communities with no support system. Lagging behind in school with no work skills, they have few options. Locking up kids for petty offenses actually makes crime worse in the long run as lives are needlessly thrown away… “
In 2013, Douglas Keillor is a human rights attorney. In 2012, Douglas moved to Mexico City as a Fulbright-Garcia Robles Fellow to research juvenile detention. In 2013, he founded Juvenile Justice Advocates International.
From the 9th to the 13th of August, the second section of the course “Basic Tools for Juvenile Detention Centers” was held. During this course various actors who intervene in the juvenile justice system participated, such as detention center director, probation supervisors, as well as civil society organizations that provide services for youth in the […]
JJAI released the first results of our COVID19 monitoring in the first monthly call with authorities. The COVID19 Monitoring evaluates the preventative measures implemented during the pandemic youth detention. The directors of the participating detention centers and the members of the inter-institutional team joined JJAI via Zoom. The initial report evaluated the use proper documentation […]