Bureau of INL Enforcement Affairs: Seeking Applications for Justice Sector Support Project

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Deadline: 1 June 2016

The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is seeking applications from qualified Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Educational Institutions and other qualified organizations to implement a program entitled “Justice Sector Support Project (JSSP)” with an aim to improve the transparency, efficiency and effectiveness of Peru’s criminal justice system while improving access to justice.

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Project Objectives

  • Support an effective transition to the accusatorial criminal justice system.
  • Support the judiciary’s efforts to implement the flagrancy procedure included in Peru’s criminal code.
  • Support the judiciary’s efforts to improve access to justice for underserved populations.
  • Support efforts by Peruvian institution to adapt a rehabilitative approach to juvenile justice.

Project Activities

  • Support an effective transition to the accusatorial criminal justice system
  • Support the judiciary’s efforts to implement the flagrancy procedure included in Peru’s criminal code
  • Support the judiciary’s efforts to improve access to justice for underserved populations that historically face obstacles in accessing justice, such as, but not limited to, indigenous populations, LGBT populations, and persons living in poverty.
  • Support efforts by Peruvian criminal justice institutions to adapt a rehabilitative approach to juvenile justice.

Funding Information: The anticipated total federal funding amount is not to exceed $ 1,000,000.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • U.S. non-profit organization or a U.S. private/state educational institution meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) and can demonstrate current country registration in Peru.
  • Applicants in the process of registration must submit proof that they are seeking non-profit status from the Internal Revenue Service at the time of proposal submission.
  • Should the applicant be selected for an award, funding will be contingent upon 501(c)(3) status;
  • Local, in-country, non-profit organization, educational institution, or private institutions that can demonstrate current country registration in Peru, competent programmatic ability, and ability to meet INL reporting requirements;
  • Must have demonstrated experience implementing similar education or capacity building programs, preferably in Peru and the region. INL reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations that do not have previous experience administering similar programs and/or federal grant awards.
  • Applicants must have the ability to produce course materials, deliver training, and conduct evaluations in Spanish and English. The applicant’s staff should be proficient in English in order to fulfill reporting requirements.
  • Applicants must have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with stakeholders in order to successfully carry out the proposed program.
  • Organizations may form a consortium and submit a combined proposal. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant.
  • Applicants must be able to respond to the NOFO and be able to mobilize in a short period of time.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

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For more information, please visit Justice Sector Support Project.