[:en]Juvenile Justice Advocates International’s first ever summer legal intern started this week! We are welcoming Russel Payne to our team for the summer. Russell is a second year law student at the University of Minnesota law school in Minneapolis. This summer he will be interviewing detained children in Chihuahua, Mexico to help us learn more about […]
[:en] Just finished washing, drying and folding 15 towels. Why? Tomorrow we bring our second batch of Care Packages to the 15 girls at the Chihuahua juvenile prison. So today I am packing them all up, which includes washing all of the new towels that were donated. Learn More and consider sponsoring a Care Package[:]
Here are a few things I didn’t know about Chihuahua before we started our project. But we need to know: Chihuahua is Huge! Chihuahua state is the largest state in Mexico. It is about the size of Colorado. About a third of the state is desert, sharing a boarder with southern Arizona and southwest Texas. Mountains […]
Thursday I brought two suit cases full of toiletries for boys in prison in Chihuahua, Mexico. The prison director brought us into a dining hall and we handed out 20 packages of shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, towels and underwear. These boys were all from the sierra, or mountains. They come from extreme poverty. Most […]
The fourth and final Video Blog from our Vision Trip to Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua, Mexico. Blake and Tammi head back across the border.
Vision Trip Video Blog #3 – our initial reactions to the prison visit in Chihuahua, Chihuahua
We drove from Ciudad Juarez on the border with the United States, to the city of Chihuahua, the capital city of the state, in order to continue our Vision Trip. We meet with court officials, non-profits working with teens, and visited the detention center there. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
Vision Trip – Juarez and Chihuahua, Mexico.
This past week Tamara Thompson and Blake Murdock joined us for our first-ever Vision Trip. Vision Trips give people a first-hand look at our work with juveniles in Mexico’s prison system. We visited the juvenile prisons in Juarez and Chihuahua cities and met with court officials to discuss our proposed projects in Chihuahua. Blake and Tammi will be sharing their experiences with us soon!
Above is a view of Juarez and Chihuahua, our meetings with the judges, and Blake, Doug and Tammi on the road from Juarez to Chihuahua.