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St. Lucia has benefited directly from CBSI programs, including:

  • Mentoring and training to build civil asset forfeiture investigative and litigative capacity;
  • Mentoring, training, and advisory support to justice sector institutions to implement modern model criminal legislation and procedures to incorporate regional and common law best practices designed to improve the efficiency of the criminal justice system;
  • Increasing educational opportunities for at-risk youth through strengthening second-chance education programs;
  • Strengthening the juvenile justice system by supporting reform of the legal framework, building capacity within the justice sector, promoting the use of diversion and alternative sentencing options, and modernizing detention processes to create a focus on rehabilitation of youth in conflict with the law;
  • Improving crime and violence policy-making and programming through the use of quality, comparable, and reliable national citizen security information;
  • Funding for the reconstruction of St. Jude’s Hospital;
  • Mentoring and support from a financial crimes advisor to implement civil asset forfeiture and build investigative and prosecutorial capacity;
  • Training and equipment for corrections management to include identifying and mitigating security threat groups, contraband detection, and non-lethal emergency response techniques, as well as sentence management hardware and software.

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