NCSC Sponsors American University Summer Course: Judicial Reform in the Americas

In July, NCSC sponsored a two-week summer program held by American University (AU) and the Center for the Study of Justice in the Americas (CEJA). The goal of the Spanish-language program is to advance the understanding of lessons learned over decades of criminal justice sector reform in the U.S. and Latin America. The program brings together emerging leaders from the Western hemisphere and equips participants with skills to address the challenges of judicial reform in its everyday practice.  Four NCSC staff members participated in the program this year, including Principal Court Management Consultant, Alicia Davis; International Program Associate, Pablo Vasquez; Colombia Director, Elizabeth Peña Monroy; and Honduras Director, Ana Carolina Rodas Quito.

The program is offered by American University’s Washington College of Law, a leader in the education of legal professionals and international development specialists based in Washington, D.C., in partnership with the Center for the Study of Justice in the Americas (CEJA), an autonomous body of the OAS established to advance development of justice systems throughout Latin America, based in Santiago, Chile. The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) served as cooperating institutions through the sponsorship of participants.

NCSC is active throughout Latin America and the Caribbean region, working to advance justice, security and prosperity in the region through donor-funded programs. We are proud to sponsor the AU/CEJA program in furtherance of our shared objectives.     

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