Funding FY 2005-2011:
*FSA: FREEDOM Support Act
**AEECA: Assistance to Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia
Through the Regional Computer Network Project, a single database was created for the Armenian Police departments to include reported criminal cases, missing persons, wanted suspects, stolen vehicles, and stolen weapons and ammunition. Other assistance focuses on police corruption, civil disturbance management, crowd management training, cybercrime, and mid-level management police training and police survival skills.
1.) The Resident Legal Advisor Program supports an experienced federal prosecutor from the U.S. Department of Justice who provides in-country targeted judicial sector assistance to components of the GOAM, including: Criminal Procedure Code reform, anti-money laundering and anti-trafficking in persons.
2.) The Armenian Legal Socialization Project continues to bridge understanding between law enforcement professionals and students in secondary schools around the country with legal education curriculum and community-based workshops. This project is implemented by Project Harmony International, and has received wide support from the GOAM Juvenile Justice Department and the Armenian police.
3.) The Rule of Law Initiative: Criminal Law Reform Project carried out by American Bar Association, works to enhance the skills of defense advocates, ensure due process and protect human rights.
4.) Anti-money laundering projects include coordinating with U.S. Department of the Treasury to provide training sessions and guidance to the Armenian Ministry of Finance with reforming money laundering legislation.
5.) INL has continuously funded NGO International Organization for Migration and local organization Hope and Help to assist Victims of Trafficking and build the law enforcement’s capacity to handle TIP cases.
Forensics is a critical element of any modern criminal justice system. This on-going project assists with laboratory renovations, training and technical assistance as well as procurement and installation of equipment. The goal is to improve and modernize GOAM forensic capability so that law enforcement and prosecutors can more effectively investigate and prosecute criminal activity.