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How to Solve a Murder in Honduras

  • September 12, 2018

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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.



Growing in Compassion: How a Former Police Chief is Working with AJS to End Homicides

  • December 20, 2017

“I had many victories in my years with the police – I earned medals and diplomas, and many awards. But I don’t remember a single victim or witness ever thanking me for my work. With Peace and Justice, that has become the most important prize I could receive. I would rather receive the gratitude of one family than all the awards in the world.”



AJS Hosts International Experts in Anti-Corruption

  • August 16, 2017

Through its three conferences, “Communities of Learning” brought civil society leaders of international prominence together to discuss topics important to Honduran society. Experts in the fight against corruption and impunity encouraged Honduran citizens to be involved and committed in the justice process of their country by supporting the justice system, demanding transparency from politicians and denouncing corruption.



AJS Presents Report on Honduras’ Superior Auditing Court

  • April 5, 2017

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…”



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!



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