Tetra Tech supported the reform of the Guatemalan criminal justice system by providing assistance to the Guatemalan judicial branch, law faculty of San Carlos University, and the Public Ministry. Project activities focused on the implementation of the new criminal procedure code and on training and technical assistance to support its implementation. The project introduced new procedures and systems in several pilot courts.
Tetra TEch supported the Guatemalan justice sector to combat impunity for violence and serious crimes. Specifically, Tetra Tech assisted the Public Ministry to improve investigation and prosecution of homicides and serious crimes; develop effective and efficient information management protocols; implement the Law Against Organized Crime and other key legislation; and support the expansion of the 24-hour courts, which have demonstrated success in eliminating excessive delays. Tetra Tech also worked to support the design and implementation of High Impact Courts; helped to mobilize the justice sector and civil society to reduce and prevent violence; strengthened victims assistance services; and supported increased accountability and oversight within the justice sector.
WHAT OTHERS SAY...
"[Tetra Tech] is an excellent company with whom to work and USAID has been extremely satisfied with their work, which has been and continues to be above and beyond the expected. I recommend them without hesitation."
-Jill Gulliksen, USAID