WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
Program Theme

Enhancing Accountability: Police and Justice Reform

Rampant corruption, inadequate accountability mechanisms, and weak police and judicial systems contribute to the insecurity in the region. WOLA promotes comprehensive reforms that both protect citizen security and respect human rights.

WOLA supports responses to violent crime that include prevention programs that help young people, intervention programs that offer alternatives for those most attracted to gang life, rehabilitation for those who wish to leave gangs, and law enforcement that deters crime and reduces violence.