Central America is one of the most violent regions in the world. Young people are often involved in delinquency, as gang recruits or victims of organised crime. Legal systems are based on punishment and worsen the spiral of violence. Thousands of young people emigrate illegally to the USA, where they risk being exploited. We are currently developing a regional project for juvenile justice and the prevention of violence. In parallel, our experts are implementing an online juvenile justice course for legal professionals.
What we do
"Central America is one of the most violent regions in the world. Young people are forced into gangs of delinquents and organised crime. Often, the only answer is taking away offenders' freedom. But prison is a school for criminals."
John Orlando, head of Tdh's Panama delegationRead more...
Terre des hommes in Panama
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