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In this area, we include support for legislation development and literacy (top-down approach) and rights awareness (bottom-up approach). We connect awareness with the primary level of crime prevention and support as well the efficiency in the secondary (police performance) and tertiary (correction and restorative measures) levels of prevention. Also, we support the paths to access administrative, civil, labour, and criminal justice as well as any other specialized jurisdiction of the formal (court) system. Likewise, we support alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in a broader sense, including the services provided by the Ombudsman, the arbitration systems, and the mediation systems at a local level. The latter being sometimes fully formalized as pre-step for jurisdictional justice and sometimes not. And when is not formally recognized, we like to support venues for referring cases from community-based / traditional dispute resolution mechanisms to the formal court system and vice versa. Finally, concerning tertiary prevention, we support the efficiency in the implementation of court decisions at the time that we advocate for reducing provisional detention. We counsel as well as alternatives to imprisonment and the use of time in custody to prepare to succeed in social and economic integration.

IDEABORN provides this holistic approach through technical assistance contracts for identification, formulation and evaluation of justice and security sector support programmes.

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We understand good governance as the combination of transparency, accountability and participatory procedures for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public policies.  

An institutional framework of stable state and non-state institutions is a necessary path to achieve good governance at local and national levels.   And a previous step for that is to work for enhancing good governance within the significant state and non-state actors of the different economic, social, civil, and political fields tacking citizens’ everyday life. Any approach to contribute to support this path needs to take into account the means available and to make sure that the external support is to support the sustainable growth of the institutional network and its capacity to conceive and implement policies.

That is a complex exercise that is particularly challenging when a country is coming up of conflict or is living in a state of ideological, ethical religious or confrontation that makes the pursuit of common goals a difficult task.

IDEABORN works in the preparation, implementation and evaluation of programmes aiming at establishing good governance procedures in rural and urban focused programs to help deescalate conflict a set up the bases for peaceful coexistence and sustainable and stable democratic societies.  It does that by responding to open tenders for international technical assistance.