Vista al estado de Chiapas

Our visit to Chiapas State

In order to work more closely with the Chiapas authorities, our executive director, Douglas Keillor, and our national project director, Sarahi García, visited the state and had various activities during their stay. On Monday, April 4, we carried out the presentation of the Annual Diagnosis of the State of Chiapas, at the Chamber of Presidents […]

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JJI is awarded by the MHBA

In order to work more closely with the Chiapas authorities, our executive director, Douglas Keillor, and our national projecWe are proud to share the news that the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association (MHBA) has awarded us the Manuel Cervantes Endowment Fund award, which consists of a $15,000 donation to continue our work for the benefit of […]

Newsletter April 2022

monthly report april 2022

In order to work more closely with the Chiapas authorities, our executive director, Douglas Keillor, and our national projectdirector, Sarahi García, visited the state and had various activities during their stay. On Monday, April 4, we carried out the presentation of the Annual Diagnosis of the State of Chiapas, at the Chamber ofPresidents of the […]

March 2022

Monthly Report March 2022

We presented our State Diagnosis in Chihuahua at the Superior Court of Justice, where members of thejudiciary were able to join us at the event. Within the relevant data that was shared at this event, it stands out that Chihuahua has maintained itsaverage time to trial for youth in detention; meaning that the pandemic did […]

JJAI EXPRESSES CONCERN ABOUT SUICIDE ATTEMPTS AT THE PUERTO RICO DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION AND REHABILITATION (DCR in Spanish)

Mental health of every child in detention must be guaranteed so they can successfully reintegrate into society. The state must aid youth who go through its detention centers with positive, developmentally appropriate care. Recently, the dangerous situation unraveling inside the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (DCR) of Puerto Rico came to our attention, where several […]

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Gobierno de Puebla viola el interés superior de la niñez al trasladar presos adultos sospechosos de COVID-19 a las instalaciones del Centro de Internamiento Especializado para Adolescentes (CIEPA)

• Las y los adolescentes del CIEPA fueron llevados a San Miguel, Puebla en un anexo del CERESO de adultos hombres y mujeres privados de la libertad. • El Comité de Derechos del Niño de la ONU establece que un niño privado de la libertad no debe ser internado en una prisión para adultos por […]

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COVID-19: JJI demanda de actuación bajo el interés superior de la niñez para los adolescentes del Centro de Internamiento Especializado para Adolescentes (CIEPA)

El día 25 de mayo, el gobernador del Estado de Puebla, Miguel Barbosa Huerta, anunció a través de una videoconferencia que el Centro de Internamiento Especializado para Adolescentes (CIEPA) será un reclusorio COVID-19, donde se planea trasladar a todos los internos que resulten positivos a la infección. Dicha decisión, afectaría al menos a 13 menores […]

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¿Cómo han sido las acciones del poder judicial en Latinoamérica ante la pandemia?

La pandemia que vivimos actualmente, ha venido a relucir varias debilidades del sistema penal en diversas partes del planeta. En materia de justicia para adolescentes, el COVID-19 remarcó varias carencias de las y los jóvenes en los centros de internamiento, por lo que hay una urgente necesidad de mejora en cuanto a condiciones dignas y […]