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AJS has spent nearly a decade working to protect children from sexual abuse, and seven years on making the public education system in Honduras more effective and transparent. Now a new initiative combines these goals, helping to strengthen the education system’s methods of receiving, processing, and responding to cases of sexual abuse in schools.

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.

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One way in which AJS is helping to make the Honduran judicial system work is by advocating for better attention to victims and witnesses of crimes. These rooms, called “Gesell Chambers”, allow victims of sensitive crimes like interfamily violence, sexual abuse, or sexual assault to give their testimony before a court – without the fear, shame, and anxiety of appearing in a courthouse. That results in better testimony and more convictions!

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When AJS spotted a pattern of abuse, brave young girls helped end it — strengthening the Honduran justice system in the process.

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How AJS and three brave mothers stood together for justice

It has taken five years, but AJS lawyers have finally secured justice for vulnerable children. 

An important arrest in the case of a serial rapist. 

How AJS helped a 15-year-old human trafficking victim bring down a military colonel

Stephanie and AJS achieve justice in her case. 

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"How to Solve a Murder in Honduras," a special series from AJS that tells the story of how criminal investigators, lawyers, police officers, psychologists, information analysts, and victims are working together to end violence in Honduras.

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