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Date: 08/10/2015 Description: New INL Beat Newsletter logo - State Dept Image

july/August 2015 Issue


INL Hosts Experts and Practitioners at Anti-Gang Conference in Mexico City

Date: 06/02/2015 Description: Ambassador Wayne (center) during International Anti-Gang Conference - State Dept Image

From June 2-5, INL, in collaboration with U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), hosted the Third Annual International Anti-Gang Conference in Mexico City. At the conference, specialists highlighted increasing gang involvement with the criminal activities of larger transnational criminal organizations. Throughout the conference, gang experts trained over 400 officials from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras on gang identification and combat methods. Learn More»


Liberian Sexual Gender-Based Crimes Unit Delivering Justice for Rape Victims

Date: 08/10/2015 Description: INL Justice Advisor Sam Nugent (back left) with the Government of Liberia SGBV Crimes Unit staff in Monrovia - State Dept Image

The Liberian Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Crimes Unit is a specialized prosecution and protection unit of the Ministry of Justice, which has as its fundamental goal the reduction of SGBV in this post-conflict society. This specialized unit is supported by INL’s Criminal Justice Program Support project. Over the past 11 months, Justice Advisor Samuel Nugent has been embedded at the SGBV Crimes Unit, working directly with staff to improve policies, procedures, and motivation. Consequently, sexual gender-based violence prosecutors have increased more than tenfold their preparation of indictments for review and presentation to a Grand Jury. Learn More»


International Law Enforcement Academy Offers Training for Senior Judiciary Leaders

Date: 07/08/2015 Description: ILEA Senior Level delegates from Colombia, Mexico, and Panama-including over 20 federal judges and prosecutors - State Dept Image

The International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Roswell, New Mexico, recently hosted senior delegates from Colombia’s judiciary along with delegates from Mexico and Panama in a four week Anti-Corruption Policy Forum and Academic Criminal Justice Seminar. During the session, the delegates presented on leadership and criminal justice-related topics, participated in an executive leadership law enforcement panel, and attended a district court hearing. Learn More»


INL Helps Liberian Communities Prevent Violence and Resolve Rural Disputes

Date: 2011 Description: The MLDL staff and INL visitors at the MLDL field office in Ganta (Nimba County) - State Dept Image

Since 2011, INL’s Mitigating Local Disputes in Liberia (MLDL) program has been bringing citizens of rural communities together with law enforcement and security actors from the government to resolve disputes and security concerns locally. This provides an alternative to the communities having to rely on distant and overburdened formal justice sector institutions. Learn More»


Jamaican Law Enforcement Bolster Their Maritime Security Skills with Visit to INL’s Partners in Miami

Date: 08/10/2015 Description: JCFMD officers on patrol with MDPD Marine Patrol off the southern coast of Miami-Dade County - State Dept Image

In June, seven officers from the Jamaica Constabulary Force Marine Division traveled to Miami for a first-of-its-kind training focusing on law enforcement. INL partners PortMiami and Miami-Dade Police Department developed a week-long program, funded by INL and also featuring the U.S. Coast Guard, to give Jamaican officials an opportunity to observe and learn from port and maritime security operations here in the United States. Learn More»


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