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.

denounce corruption

Jim Beezhold will bike 4,200 miles across Canada this summer raising money for three organizations including AJS. The 81-year-old California resident sees the race as "the most physical, mental, and spiritual experience of my life."

jim rides his bike

In a country where impunity is staggering, and where witnesses often have more to fear than criminals, Martha Lopez made the brave decision to testify in the criminal case against the men who killed her nephew. She didn't do so alone. Staff from AJS have been alongside her every step, counseling her, supporting her, and bringing the case to justice.

protected witness

AJS's diligent oversight twice interrupted a corrupt hiring process in the Department of Education, finally ensuring that the government employees hired were experienced and qualified.

"It’s true that young people are the future, but our work should start now," says college senior Bianka Cabrera, sharing how she's being part of the solution in Honduras.  

security 101 training

The North American board members visited communities in Honduras’ capital city where AJS has projects, and met with the coordinators and collaborators of different programs of the organization.

US board

In ten months, the Commission has evaluated 5,867 officers, including all high-ranking officers, and removed 2,959 from their posts – half of all those evaluated. AJS President Carlos Hernández sees the last successful months as a chance to “change the story” of what is happening in Honduras, showing that, “where there’s political will and a vigilant civil society, things can change.”

commission at wilson center

In a neighborhood where many parents worry about crime, gangs, or drugs influencing their children, Cesar stands out as an example. He graduated from high school, and has plans to continue studying and working. He volunteers in his church and in community service projects. "The (impact club leaders) have been a part of my life for 10 years," he said, "I am the person I am today thanks to them."

Impact kids hold up their diplomas

By the end of 2016, it became clear that for the first time the Property Institute had met their goal, processing 10,005 land titles. Even better, at the beginning of November, ASJ audited nearly 1,000 titles and found zero errors.

Margarita Zuniga holds her land title

AJS Vice President describes how perfect love drives out fear in the difficult work of doing justice in Honduras.

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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.