Tag: Justice

Meet Nelsy: An AJS Volunteer Transforming Her Community

  • February 26, 2019

When Nelsy’s not working or studying community development in college, she leads one of APJ’s regional youth chapters. Nelsy’s journey toward justice is an example of how AJS can inspire people to recognize opportunities for change in their community – and take action.



An AJS Throwback: Fighting for Justice with Afro-Honduran Communities

  • February 26, 2019

In 1998, AJS-Honduras was founded by a group of Honduran and North American friends (including Kurt Ver Beek and Jo Van Engen) dedicated to doing justice in Honduras. We’re excited to share a throwback to the 1990s, when we worked with the Garifuna community of Ruguma to protect their lands from theft.



The Witness | How to Solve a Murder in Honduras

  • September 11, 2018

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THE WITNESS. Chapter 1 in the “How to Solve a Murder in Honduras” Series. Brave witnesses are crucial to convicting murderers in Honduras. Some of these witnesses later become community informants, providing Peace and Justice staff with important information and insight about crime in their neighborhood, and helping to solve even more cases.



The Investigator | How to Solve a Murder in Honduras

  • September 11, 2018

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THE INVESTIGATOR. Chapter 2 of the “How to Solve a Murder in Honduras” Series. Investigators with AJS’s Peace and Justice Project accompany police officers as they investigate a crime. Perhaps most importantly, they act as a trusted bridge between victims and authorities, giving witnesses the confidence to report crimes and share their testimony.



The Information Analyst | How to Solve a Murder in Honduras

  • September 10, 2018

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THE INFORMATION ANALYST. Chapter 3 of the “How to Solve a Murder in Honduras” Series. Information Analysts with AJS’ Peace and Justice Project compile leads and evidence lawyers and investigators learn through their fieldwork and from witnesses. With their digital database, they are able to analyze suspects’ identities and bring down criminal networks.



The Police Official | How to Solve a Murder in Honduras

  • September 10, 2018

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THE POLICE OFFICIAL. Chapter 4 of the “How to Solve a Murder in Honduras” Series. AJS’s ultimate goal is to see government systems, including the police force, work well. The Peace and Justice project doesn’t try to do an end run around the National Police, but to accompany them, train them, and help them to do their job better.



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