Visita de USAID en Chihuahua

USAID visit in Chihuahua

The Program for the Prevention and Reduction of Violence (PREVI) of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with whom we are collaborating for the Re-entry Services Project, visited us in Chihuahua and congratulated us for the work that was done in the region. This project has been successfully implemented thanks to JJAI’s commitment […]

Más Familias Sanando

Families Healing

Planning a visit to a detention center is often a difficult task for the parents of children in conflict with the law. Many of them come from poor communities that are very far from where the detention centers are located. Affording a trip to the detention center is not something they can easily contemplate. On […]

Newsletter August 2022 (2)

Newsletter august 2022

Planning a visit to a detention center is often a difficult task for the parents of children in conflict with the law. Many of them come from poor communities that are very far from where the detention centers are located. Affording a trip to the detention center is not something they can easily contemplate. On […]

Reduciendo el tiempo de espera a juicio en Durango

Reducing time to trail in Durango

In the eight installment of our Reduction Time-to-Trial Task Force we developed strategies through analyzing data from different states in Mexico regarding the use of pre-trial detention in order to identify unnecessary procedural delays. The main objective of this Task Force is to ensure that youth are held in pre-trial detention for the shortest possible […]

Horneando Nuevas oportunidades JJI

Baking new opportunities

Mexicans are among the biggest consumers of sweet bread in the world. Everyone has their favorite sweet bread and it is hard to walk by more than two streets without coming across a bakery. María* a young girl from the CEMEPA Center (Mexico City’s center for services for youth on release) came up with an […]

Solitary Confinement Negatively Impacting Children in Detention

Solitary Confinement Negatively Impacting Children in Detention

The use of solitary confinement and isolation for detained children in Latin America is too common. Solitary confinement is overused by poorly trained guards as an “easy solution” to deter a child from misbehaving, however, it has lasting negative impacts on their mental and emotional health. Juvenile Justice Advocates International (JJAI) works to implement positive […]