The approval of the new Organic Law of the National Police is a momentous step in the institutional life of the public security system of the country.

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.’”

lawyers support property institute

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.

school

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

ASJ building campaign

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...” 

lester presenting

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.

with their diploma

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The New York Times published an opinion piece by Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize winning author and also our good friend, about the problems facing Honduras. For those of us who love Honduras, it is not an easy read - but we have seen change and we remain hopeful.