Construction of the new Specialized Center for Reinsertion

Ambassador Luis Arreaga participated with the President and the First Lady of the Government of Guatemala in the ceremony to lay the first stone for the construction of the new Specialized Center for Reinsertion (CER) of the Secretariat of Social Welfare in San José Pinula, thanks to the US support Department of State: Bureau of Intl Narcotics & Law Enforcement (INL) GT.

The CER will facilitate the process of reintegration and re-socialization, with a focus on respect for the rights and guarantees that protect adolescents who are serving a custodial sentence. This center, together with the Transitional House, will benefit 380 adolescents, reducing overcrowding in juvenile detention centers for men and women.

INL’s support to the Ministry of Social Welfare of USD3 million in materials, equipment, technical assistance and specialized training for the Juvenile Justice project responds to our commitment to contribute to the goals of citizen security.

Centro Especializado Reinserción (INL)