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.
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!
An important arrest in the case of a serial rapist.
From Mexican streets to a Honduran court, how AJS helped to catch and convict the worst serial rapist on record in Honduras
How AJS helped a 15-year-old human trafficking victim bring down a military colonel
Stephanie and AJS achieve justice in her case.
AJS’s Rescue project holds graduation for the brave children that sought justice in the face of sexual abuse and completed the difficult two-year healing process.
Sandra endured unthinkable sexual abuse. But God worked through AJS investigators, lawyers, and psychologists to bring the perpetrators to justice and restore hope for Sandra.
It has taken five years, but AJS lawyers have finally secured justice for vulnerable children.