Category: Security

Honduran Police Reform Commission Fires Two-Thirds of Corrupt Officials

  • December 16, 2016

As of December 14th, 2016, they have evaluated over 2,500 members of the force, including every high-ranking official, and fired 1,678 for corruption or failure to meet institutional standards. Of those fired, 364 were high-ranking officials, including six of the nine police generals.

Finding Hope in Zones of Conflict

  • October 26, 2016

AJS’s Peace and Justice Project reaches out to the families of homicide victims and offers a listening ear. They also help with filing a police report, facilitating investigation, and accompanying witnesses through the process of giving testimony. It is this personal interaction that can make the difference between a conviction and another murderer let to go free.

AJS Advocates for Safe Places to Give Testimony

  • October 26, 2016

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!

Corruption in Honduras’ Police Force and the Promise of Reform

  • June 23, 2016

The Commission’s work removing corrupt officers from the police work is historic, and it has huge implications for the future of Honduras’ police. With careful reviews and steady monitoring, there is hope that the police force will become trustworthy, and can, at last, deliver the public security that Hondurans so need.

Dramatic Advances in Cleaning Up Corrupt Police Force

  • May 25, 2016

In just 40 days of service, the Special Commission for the Purging and Transformation of the Police Force has made dramatic advances towards ridding the National Police force of its “bad apples”.