Tag: peace and justice

Standing Up, Speaking Out

  • November 26, 2019

Our homicide intervention provided support to Rosa when her husband was murdered, and her testimony made a conviction possible.



Reasons for Hope: Transforming Communities

  • September 30, 2019

When you read the news about Honduras, you may be tempted to feel hopeless about the country’s situation. But focusing on these negative reports only tells part of the story.



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.



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.



The Lawyer | How to Solve a Murder in Honduras

  • September 10, 2018

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THE LAWYER. Chapter 5 of the “How to Solve a Murder in Honduras” Series. AJS lawyers represent vulnerable victims pro bono, and sometimes advocate for years as cases slowly move forward. In this way, they achieve victories in individual cases, but also show both citizens and officials that no case is too difficult to achieve justice.



Standing Witness: How One Woman’s Testimony Helped AJS Solve a Murder

  • June 27, 2018

After Rosa’s husband was shot in front of her by two gang members, she found herself paralyzed by fear. But AJS psychological counseling led her towards healing, and empowered her to participate as a witness in the trial of the men who killed her husband. Rosa’s bravery helped AJS to achieve a conviction in the case. Now Rosa stays involved with AJS as a community informant, helping to keep her community safe for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.



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