Trinidad and Tobago benefits directly from CBSI programs, including:

  • Providing training to develop and enhance law enforcement professionals in the investigation and prosecution of crimes involving narcotics, firearms, gangs, homicides, terrorism, and financial transactions;
  •  Promoting coordination at the working level across the criminal justice sector and related institutions to harmonize policies, procedures, and systems;
  • Increasing port security and maritime interdiction capability through technical support, technology upgrades, and training;
  • Increasing educational opportunities for at-risk youth through strengthening second-chance education programs;
  • Establishing pilot juvenile courts, promoting innovative youth peer resolution mechanisms, and introducing a restorative justice approach to managing youth in conflict with the law.

U.S. Department of State

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