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 […]
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.
During this past month, the last report on the Detention Conditions Monitoring, as well as the subsequent certification of the CEIPA juvenile detention center in Mexico City were carried out. 8 areas were evaluated at this detention center and the results will be presented to authorities, staff and stakeholders. The areas that were reviewed are […]
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, […]