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June 17, 2022

Ambassador Lisa Kenna visits Ayacucho to highlight a program that seeks to rehabilitate at-risk youth

The Ambassador of the United States, Lisa Kenna, met with justice authorities and municipal officials of Ayacucho, to discuss a pilot program of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section (INL).  This program connects the juvenile justice system with providers of substance abuse treatment, social workers, and other resources to help break the cycle of crime and create impactful treatment to rehabilitate at-risk youth.

“The United States and Peru are partners in the fight against drug trafficking and organized crime,” said Ambassador Kenna. The program is implemented by CARE Peru, promotes the social reintegration of minors that are battling addiction. In this regard, the Ambassador indicated that the INL section has also supported a pilot program that contributes applying alternative sentences for young people in Ventanilla, Callao.

The Ambassador emphasized that the coordinated work between the justice, health, and education sectors is important to provide good alternatives to adolescents, who deserve our attention to improve their lives and leave crime behind.

Finally, Ambassador Kenna invited municipal authorities and officials to continue working together for the health, well-being and safety of all citizens.