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Course Improving criminal prosecution and resocialization in cases of gender-based violence in Latin America and the Caribbean
Description and content: This course was developed within the framework of the project “Combating Impunity by Strengthening the Sequence of Measures in Criminal Prosecution,” which JSCA carried out jointly with the German cooperation agency Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
The course is promoted by the German Federal Foreign Office. The course provides tools to strengthen the criminal prosecution of gender crimes occurring in affective relationships (such as domestic violence), given the increase of this phenomenon in the region during the health emergency. The target audience for this course is police officers, prosecutors and public prosecutors of Latin America. The objective of this course is to learn about good practices identified in Latin American countries to improve criminal prosecution, especially in cases of gender-based violence.
This course focuses on the application of the gender perspective in the criminal justice system, which requires a basic knowledge of gender mainstreaming in justice systems.
The workshop is structured in six modules:
(1) Protocols for taking complaints from victims of gender-based violence and evaluation of protective measures in the investigation;
(2) Assessment of procedural risks that require precautionary measures or victim protection measures;
(3) The use of alternative exits and abbreviated criminal proceedings;
(4) Application of case theory in the investigation of gender violence;
(5) Litigation and Gender Perspective in cases of victims of gender violence;
(6) Resocialization of persons convicted of gender violence.
Dedication: It is estimated a period of 8 hours for each module approximately, including virtual classroom, readings and forums.
Course Start Date: March 20, 2023
Course End Date: End of May
Cost: USD 180 (U.S. dollars)
Application Deadline: Until March 2
If you work in a justice institution in your country, JSCA and the German cooperation agency Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) invite you to apply for a partial scholarship to take the virtual course “Improving criminal prosecution and resocialization in cases of gender-based violence in Latin America and the Caribbean”.
Requirements: People who work in any institution of the justice system of their country (police, public prosecutor’s office, public defender’s office, judiciary, prison system and state entities that work on issues related to gender violence) may apply for the scholarship. Special consideration will be given to those who work directly with victims, criminal prosecution, and resocialization related to gender violence.
Benefit: with the scholarship, you will only have to pay US$ 30 to take the course.
Scholarship application deadline: March 2nd.