New INL Armenia Legal Education and Active Participation (LEAP) Project for Juvenile Justice

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The International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Office of the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan, on November 13, 2017, launched a new project to support juvenile justice.  The one-year Legal Education and Active Participation (LEAP) cooperative agreement, implemented by Project Harmony, will support community-oriented social justice through positive interactions between youth and law enforcement officials. The project will ensure that the best interests of children are protected and help the government of Armenia improve its capacity to respond to the specialized needs of juveniles.

LEAP will also provide training on how to combat domestic violence, and will address women’s career development and promote their engagement in the legal and judicial sectors.  It will also provide multidisciplinary training and workshops to increase the government of Armenia’s capacity to better understand the specialized needs of juvenile offenders.  This will reduce recidivism and support juvenile justice reforms to increase sustainability.

This project is part of a larger INL-funded assistance program that supports Armenia’s efforts to modernize its law enforcement and counter transnational crime and drug trafficking. This also helps to keep Americans safe at home by countering international crime, gangs, and illegal drugs abroad.

Learn more here about how INL works to keep people safe by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad.