Even though Nicaragua has the lowest juvenile delinquency rate in the violent region of Central America, many adolescents are out of school and at risk of being recruited by criminal groups: 3500 young people are members of 54 gangs. We develop measures which are more effective than incarceration for youth in conflict with the law. Nowadays, already 74% of adolescents in conflict with the law got alternative measures to detention, which decreases their recidivism.
What we do
Paolo has the face of a child but his arms are covered in scars. He was sentenced to five years in prison for aggravated violence when he was still a minor. He takes part in a welding workshop organised by Terre des hommes.
Paolo, a young inmate in Tipitapa prisonRead more...
Terre des hommes in Nicaragua
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