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The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), headed by Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, advises the President, Secretary of State, other bureaus in the Department of State, and other departments and agencies within the U.S. Government on the development of policies and programs to combat international narcotics and crime. INL programs support two of the Department's strategic goals

  • To reduce the entry of illegal drugs into the United States; and
  • To minimize the impact of international crime on the United States and its citizens

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May 2015 Issue


New Gang Resistance Education And Training Advisor Welcomed In Guatemala

Date: 2015 Description: Agustin provides strategies for Guatemalan's youth to live healthier lives and how to make positive decisions - State Dept ImageFormer Guatemalan gang member Agustin Coroy has been working for over nine years towards developing and implementing youth prevention programs throughout Guatemala. After catching the attention of the INL Director in Guatemala, Agustin was hired as the new Gang Resistance Education And Training Advisor where he provides strategies for Guatemalan’s youth to live healthier lives and make positive decisions.. Learn More»

United Nations Adopts New “Mandela Rules” on Global Prison Standards

Date: 2015 Description: Nelson Mandela - State Dept Image On May 22, the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice successfully adopted the first update in 60 years of the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (SMRs). Known as the “Mandela Rules,” in honor of the late South African president and civil rights hero who spent many years confined to Robben Island prison, these rules will guide global prison and corrections practices around the world.Learn More»

INL Supports the Nationwide Expansion of an Anti-Gang Program in Honduras

Date: 2015 Description: At-risk youth graduating from the GREAT Program - State Dept Image In April, as part of INL’s continued commitment to helping the Government of Honduras improve citizen security, over 900 Honduran school children participated in a graduation ceremony from the INL-supported gang prevention program in Tegucigalpa. Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) is a youth violence prevention program that teaches kids to make positive life choices, including staying out of criminal gangs. The graduation ceremony also celebrated the inauguration of a new class of 48 Honduran National Police instructors, who successfully completed a rigorous GREAT instructor-training course. Learn More»

Symposium on Empowering Women in Mixed Legal Systems Discusses Enhancing the Participation of Women

Date: 2015 Description: U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Catherine M. Russell provides remarks - State Dept Image

INL, the Rule of Law Collaborative at the University of South Carolina and the United States Institute of Peace co-sponsored a May 1 symposium on empowering women in mixed legal systems, where experts shared best practices on enhancing women’s meaningful participation within those systems. Learn More»


 

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