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December 2014 -January 2015 Issue

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INL Task Forces Fight Gangs, Kidnappers, and Drug Traffickers on the Honduras-Guatemala Border

Date: 2014 Description: Rescued kidnapping victim shows Honduran officers the cave in the forested border area between Honduras and Guatemala where he was held captive.  The boy is wearing borrowed police attire to protect his identity. - State Dept Image On August 22, 2014, two INL-supported anti-gang units, the Honduran NAGU and the Guatemalan PANDA, moved together into the border region to rescue a mother and two children kidnapped in Honduras and held for a $10 million ransom in Guatemala. Learn More»

Shoulder to Shoulder with Prince William: Combating Corruption and Wildlife Crime

Date: 2014 Description: Courtesy of the World Bank © World Bank What issues in INL’s portfolio have recently grabbed the attention of public figures ranging from Jon Stewart to” Prince William? Corruption and wildlife crime”. Prince William used his first official visit to Washington to announce a new task force to combat wildlife trafficking, making the announcement at the opening of the World Bank’s December International Corruption Hunters Alliance meetings. Jon Stewart has also recently highlighted wildlife crime on The Daily Show. Learn More»

A Promising Day for Armenia’s Future

Date: 2014 Description: Ambassador Heffern introducing Wisconsin Department of Corrections Secretary Ed Wall to Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan at the new Armavir Prison. - State Dept Image Saturday, November 29 was a bright day for INL and Armenia as that country opened a new model prison, a key step in modernizing Armenia’s justice system and a mark of progress in moving beyond Armenia’s Soviet-era corrections system. Learn More»

INL Brings Female Judges from Across Globe to Major U.S. Judges Conference

Date: 2014 Description: The author with some of the INL sponsored judges at NAWJ Annual Conference - State Dept Image

In October, 17 female judges from around the world attended the Annual Conference of the National Association of Women Judges in San Diego, California. During the conference, the judges participated in different panels on access to justice, interacted with over 300 judges from across the United States, and attended a keynote speech by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Learn More»

INL Partners with the State of South Carolina on Justice Training, Research and Coordination

Date: 2014 Description: Senator Graham pictured with Assistant Secretary Brownfield and Under Secretary Sewall. - State Dept Image

INL has partnered with the state of South Carolina to implement a Justice Sector Training, Research, and Coordination (JusTRAC) program for officers across the U.S. Government working to effect positive change overseas. Learn More»