Mexico City is the largest city in Latin America and the largest juvenile justice system. It was in Mexico City that our work in Mexico began. In 2012, with a Fulbright research grant, we began
collecting data regarding the use and over-use of pretrial detention in the juvenile justice system. The Mexico City Report was published in 2013 and included 14 reform recommendations.
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As a result of the Mexico City Report, the Superior Court of Justice initiated a Pretrial Services Program for juveniles, the second in the entire country and among the first in all of Latin America.
We also discovered that there was a significant population of
teenagers in detention that had no contact with any family. As a
result, we started the Casa Alianza placement project for homeless teenagers.