Detention as a Last Resort for Teens in Guerrero

“Now we have concrete measures that are more transparent,” said Elizabeth, the juvenile detention center psychologist in Guerrero state. Juvenile Justice Advocates International (JJAI) finished our first training on implementing our Pre-Trial Detention Risk Assessment Instrument in Guerrero last November, making it the first state to fully implement the National…

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Welcoming Loretta at Guerrero Juvenile Detention Center

By Loretta Taylor On a sunny afternoon, I sat across from 19 year old young man, who I will call Nicólas, at a prison in the State of Guerrero. I was there to interview him about his experience and evaluate if we can offer support in some way. Nicólas, who…

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Advocating for a 30-day limit to pretrial detention in Geneva and Paris

In May we released our new report “Children in Pretrial Detention: Promoting Stronger International Time Limits” which recommends that children spend no longer than 30 days in detention awaiting trial.  Along with are partners from the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center and American University Washington College of Law International…

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