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Review for International Bridges To Justice, Boston, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I had the privilege to work for IBJ in 2009 and 2010. IBJ is an amazing organization with the ability to spur real change in local criminal justice systems throughout the world. IBJ has built an intertwined network of global criminal defense lawyers and supporters, aligned in the mission to end torture and improve the basic legal rights of ordinary citizens in developing countries around the world. I think that the performance of the organization could be enhanced by utilizing exisiting partnerships more, and ensuring the sustainability of all programs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I witnessed the growth of all of IBJ’s programs, particularly in Cambodia where vast steps have been made towards the implementation of a state sponsored legal aid system. In my time at IBJ I watched the Program grow from one to four offices, provide legal representation to more citizens, and develop a system where local courts refer cases directly to IBJ. I also watched IBJ reach out to a new region, Latin America, through the 2011 JusticeMakers Competition. These were great achievements.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think that existing programs could be greatly strengthened by an increase in funding support, which would allow the programs to grow beyond their current capacity.

Role:  Volunteer & I served in the capacity of Cambodia Program Officer and Coordinator for the 2011 JusticeMakers Competition.