Nueva Integrante en JJI – Karla Bonilla

JJAI’S Newest staff member

At Juvenile Justice Advocates International we are always excited to welcome skilled staff members who support our transformation of the juvenile justice system and who believe in providing children in conflict with the law a second chance. Today we welcome Karla Bonilla, our new Development Coordinator based in Minnesota. She has a B.A in Business […]


Reducing time to trial task force

On October 14, we held the first Case Speeding Task Force alongside the newly appointed Magistrate of the Court for Juvenile Offenders of the State of Durango: Mr. Álvaro Rodríguez Alcalá. Other juvenile justice system’s specialized workers were present during this meeting, such as Judges, personnel from the Transparency unit of the government, administrative secretaries, […]

Newsletter october 2022 – 1

Newsletter october 2022

THE IMPORTANCE OF A CHILD’S ROOTS Citlali* and Kabil* are the parents to Nicte*. Nicte is a 17 year old boy from the Rarámuri indigenous group located in Chihuahua State in Mexico. Nicte was detained three years ago and placed in the Chihuahua City Detention Center. He does not speak Spanish. He is part of […]

New project launch in Durango (1)

New project launch in Durango

As part of the preparations for piloting JJAI’s Re-entry Services Project in September, we held a two-session roundtable with the State’s Juvenile Justice Authorities and a multidisciplinary team, to adjust the tools of this project to the specific needs of the region. We will also hold focus groups with children and their families to detect […]


Supporting children in detention in Mexico City

We delivered 5 care packages full of shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste and female hygiene products to girls from the Centro Especializado para Mujeres Adolescentes detention center. We also delivered sports equipment to four male detention centers to help children stay active and healthy while in confinement. Additionally, the Mexico City Detention Center Evaluation Project, which […]

A successfull Celebration (2)

A successful celebration

During our 2022 Annual Celebration I STAND WITH THEM, our team felt renewed as they met with dozens of friends and allies of the children in conflict with the law who joined our main fundraiser of the year. They helped us raise $24,000 dollars surpassing our goal and providing a foundation for our work in […]

Horneando Nuevas oportunidades JJI

Improving the lives of children

Part of a successful reintegration is to provide new opportunities for the children who finish their time in the juvenile justice system, which is why Juvenile Justice Advocates International continuously supports the children with workshop materials. At the CEMEPA detention center in Mexico City the baking workshop is in full swing with more children participating […]