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Virtual Training Courses
Semester 1 2017


The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) informs the Latin American legal community that it will offer the following virtual training courses during the first semester of 2017:

Course
Duration
Registration and Payment Deadline
Start Date
End Date
Pretrial Services 10 week April 30, 2017 May 08, 2017 July 24, 2017
Pretrial Detention in Latin America 10 week April 30, 2017 May 08, 2017 July 24, 2017
Challenges to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Latin America 10 week April 30, 2017 May 08, 2017 July 24, 2017
Drug Treatment Courts 10 week April 30, 2017 May 08, 2017 July 24, 2017
Civil Justice Reform in Latin America 10 week April 30, 2017 May 08, 2017 July 24, 2017


Descriptions of the courses are provided below:

Civil Justice Reform in Latin America

The virtual training program “Civil Justice Reform in Latin America” is being offered for the eighth time.

This virtual course seeks to provide a different perspective that takes up the challenges that have not generally been present in reform agendas. Specifically, the course cycle, which will be offered through the e-learning platform CEJACAMPUS, seeks to critically analyze regional reform processes and comparative and regional data in order to encourage reflection on the need to incorporate new lines of action into judicial reform processes.

The course will address:
-Topics related to reform
-Oral procedures in civil justice
-Civil sentence execution systems
-Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms

The course is designed for judges, public defenders, professionals from psycho-social fields, officials from government and non-government organizations, academics and anyone who is interested in learning about civil justice and the main areas that must be considered in relation to this topic.

Click here for more information on course costs, contents and registration.
 

Pretrial Services

The virtual training course “Pretrial Services” is being offered for the tenth time.

The course, which will be offered through the CEJACAMPUS e-learning platform, has as its general objective the presentation of the key elements of the pretrial service, that is,  the evaluation of the need for prevention in the criminal proceeding and supervision of alternatives to pretrial detention. The course also describes some challenges in the use of protective measures in Latin America and key aspects for the implementation o f pretrial services in this regional context. The course will address the following topics:

    • Challenges in Latin America of the use of protective measures and introduction of pretrial services
    • Evaluation of the need for precaution
    • Supervision of precautionary measures
    • Application: cases and components for implementation

The course is directed at judges, prosecutors, public defenders, psycho-social services professionals, government officials and members of non-governmental organizations, academics and individuals interested in learning more about pretrial services and opportunities for applying them in the Latin American context.

For more information on the course, contents, costs and registration, click here.
 

Drug Treatment Courts

The virtual training course “Drug Treatment Courts” is being offered for the eleven time.

The course, which will be offered through the CEJACAMPUS e-learning platform, is designed to review the scope and components of innovative approaches provided by drug treatment courts. It offers information on the progress made, research on and theories based on these programs so that judges, prosecutors, public defenders and members of psych-social services teams will learn about these issues and can apply them in their daily work.
The course will address the following topics:

    • Crime and problematic drug use
    • Drug treatment court model
    • Hearings and the role of justice agents
    • Therapeutic justice and the application of drug treatment courts for youth offenders

The course is designed for judges, prosecutors, public defenders, psycho-social services professionals, government official, representatives of non-governmental organizations, academics and in general anyone interested in learning about the conceptual model of drug treatment courts and their possible application in the Latin American context and in reviewing an innovative method in the treatment that criminal justice systems provide of problems related to drug use in order to rethink their operation and utility.

For more information on the course, contents, costs and registration, click here.

 

Pretrial Detention in Latin America

The virtual training course “Pretrial Detention in Latin America” is being offered for the eleven time.

The course, which will be offered through the CEJACAMPUS e-learning platform, is designed to provide participants with a broad vision of the use of pretrial detention in Latin America, covering its main problems and challenges.

It also seeks to promote informed discussion and to improve the technical quality of discussions of this topic. 

The course will address the following topics:

    • Overview of the use of pretrial detention in Latin America in the context of reformed criminal procedure systems;
    • Pretrial detention in the international context of human rights with a focus on the inter-American system
    • The hearing for discussing pretrial detention and its main components
    • Mechanisms for evaluating risk and supervision of protective measures: The experience of pretrial services
The course is directed at representatives of institutions linked to the criminal justice system and anyone involved in its reform or interested in the same.

For more information on the course, contents, costs and registration, click here.
 

Challenges to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Latin America

The virtual course “Challenges to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Latin America” is being offered for the sixteen time.

The course, which will be offered through the CEJACAMPUS e-learning platform, is designed to provide participants with the tools and knowledge necessary to develop new work methods, approaches and dynamics in order to address practical problems with the implementation and operation of the criminal procedure system in the wake of the diverse justice reform processes that have taken place in the region over the past two decades.

The course will address:

    • The Public Prosecutor’s Office in the context of criminal procedure reform in Latin America
    • The relationship between the procedure reform and public safety: Impact and routes of action
    • The victim and the new criminal procedure system: From theoretical discourse to the satisfaction of interests in the process
    • The impact of criminal procedure reform in matters of gender.
The course is designed for representatives of institutions linked to the criminal justice system and individuals related to reform processes in general. 

For more information, click here.

 

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