Thanks to the support of Higher Education for Development (HED) through a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Justice in Mexico Project has worked to help to prepare for the implementation judicial reform by providing educational exchanges and training programs for lawyers,resources and information about judicial reform, and public dialogue to involve citizens in the making of this major transition. In this way, the work of the Justice in Mexico Project is helping to promote a more effective and accountable criminal justice system in Mexico.
Several institutions in the United States and other countries are actively working in Mexico to support the Mexican efforts in promoting the transition in the Mexican Criminal Justice System.
One of the most important effort in this regard is the USAID/TIES Partnerships, a collaborative program between the U.S. government, U.S. and Mexican educational institutions, and the private sector designed to pursuit of a common development agenda by enhancing the capacity of higher education institutions to give Mexican law students and professionals the skills and the collaborative links necessary for them to respond more effectively to development challenges and opportunities under the new reform.
TBI and the Justice in Mexico, along with the USD’s Law School and the Law School at the Autonomous University of Baja California in Mexicali created the USD/UABC Legal Education Program to promote the above mentioned transition in the northern Mexican state of Baja California.