The seven most violent countries in Latin America represent less than 6% of the world’s population, but 34% of the world’s homicides. What would it take to change?

 “AJS is in such an interesting position where they are able to both criticize and support. They critique, but then turn around and say ‘our intention is to lift you up and help you to better.’”

After a dismal 19% transparency and management score in 2015, no one would have guessed that Honduras’ Property Institute would be among the “most-improved” government institutions.

"As you know very well, ASJ is probably the most important civil society organization currently operating here [in Honduras]. It’s an organization that we in the United States embassy and the United States government partner with in many very important ways."

When eight-year-old Luis started acting out, his school decided it could no longer handle him. AJS psychologists got to the root of his problem, and helped him achieve his right to education.

A new headquarters will help AJS as we work to end corruption and violence, bringing hope and justice to Honduras.

According to a definitive report into Honduras’ Superior Auditing Court, published by AJS this March: “These corruption scandals and institutional crises could have been prevented, detected, and corrected if there were an independent Superior Auditing Court with sufficient budget and capacity...” 

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Meet Carlos Hernandez and Omar Rivera in this short video!

In a new partnership with the Catholic Church in Honduras, AJS is training dozens of parents how to strengthen family ties, how to teach values, and ideas for properly administrating discipline.

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Since the launch of their “Report Police” campaign in June, 2016, ALAC’s team has received over 525 reports of corruption or abuse by police officers. “This is a very important tool to compile information related to members of the police who are being evaluated by the Commission, but also for those who were already approved,” said Omar Rivera, a member of the Police Reform Commission.

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A new headquarters will help AJS as we work to end corruption and violence, bringing hope and justice to Honduras.

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Association for a More Just Society (AJS)
PO Box 888631
Grand Rapids, MI 49588

info@ajs-us.org

1 (800) 897-1135