24 visitors from multiple countries will be coming to make professional connections in San Diego exploring the following specific objectives for the project outlined by the Department of State:
- Explore rule of law and the U.S. judicial system, with special emphasis on the legal structures in place to protect women and children;
- Identify discriminatory practices based on gender and methods of addressing and resolving them within the U.S. social, political, and legal sectors;
- Examine the juvenile justice system in the U.S. and best practices in treatment and rehabilitation tailored to the needs of juvenile offenders and their families; and
- Create linkages among professionals in the legal field working to promote international cooperation in strengthening access to justice for women and children.