Honduras: Introducing Comprehensive Prosecutorial Training

In February 2019, NCSC began working with the Training School of the Public Ministry to design a “Prosecutor 101” course, adapting the scope and content of the course materials to the Honduran context. NCSC developed the curriculum for “Standard Prosecutorial Training” a five-day course which will develop prosecutors’ foundational skills. These include oral trial advocacy skills, the roles and responsibilities of prosecutors in an adversarial trial system, and best practices for case file management. Utilizing active learning methods, the course will feature case studies and real-life examples in addition to lectures to enhance opportunities for prosecutors to develop critical skills.

The Prosecutorial Training Program was awarded in December 2018 to NCSC by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) to improve the criminal justice system of Honduras by strengthening the effectiveness of prosecution services. The program builds on previous assistance to strengthen the criminal justice system and reduce violence and impunity impacting the country.