Guatemala – Security and Justice Sector Reform Project
The Security and Justice Sector Reform Project supports institutional strengthening and reform efforts in the Judicial Branch, Attorney General’s Office, National Civilian Police, Public Defense Institute and National Institute of Forensic Science. Among other activities, Checchi advisors help improve the investigation and prosecution of corruption and organized crime; support legal reform initiatives; improve efficiency and transparency in justice sector processes; implement IT systems to modernize court administration; and support the strengthening and expansion of specialized courts, such as 24 hour courts and courts specializing in high-profile corruption cases. The Project also completed activities to improve the investigation and prosecution of environmental crimes in the Maya Biosphere Reserve. In addition, Checchi works with civil society organizations to help increase accountability and encourage citizen participation in security and justice sector issues.