Costa Rica: Juvenile Justice Training for Prosecutors

In July and August 2015, NCSC conducted a series of training programs for members of the Juvenile Justice Unit of the Attorney General’s Office of Costa Rica.

The training was the first of its kind in the country. Participants from across Costa Rica learned about litigations skills, investigation techniques, and alternative dispute resolution. The training was designed to strengthen the capacities of Prosecutors in the area of juvenile justice, and to support compliance with international standards for criminal juvenile justice.

The Justice Sector Reform and Prosecutorial Capacity Building program is a 22-month initiative funded by the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), to improve juvenile justice data collection, expand community support networks, and strengthen alternative sentencing, rehabilitation and vocational training services.

For more information on the Justice Sector Reform and Prosecutorial Capacity Building program, please see