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Alliance Partnership

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Backgrounder

Overview

The CWAG Alliance Partnership is an international rule of law program supported by the state Attorneys General’s Offices (AGOs) of 42 US states and jurisdictions. The CWAG Alliance Partnership promotes collaboration among state Attorneys General from participating countries; supports greater efficiency and transparency in criminal, civil and commercial judicial systems; and provides training programs that promote the effective investigation and prosecution of transnational criminal activity.

HISTORY

During the past decade of fostering institutional relationships with state AGOs in Mexico, the CWAG Alliance Partnership has generated robust support from every state-level jurisdiction in Mexico, as well as the federal AGO. This collaborative partnership, funded by the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), encourages successful prosecutions of trans-border crime and enhanced communication and collaboration with our counterparts in Mexico. Activities include programs to combat transnational crime at the state level, regular communications to strengthen information exchanges among involved AGOs, and training and consulting programs to support Mexican AGOs in their transition to an oral, adversarial criminal justice system. CWAG Alliance Partnership activities in Mexico have reached more than 27,000 members of the legal community.

Bios

CWAG Alliance Partnership Advisory Board

CWAG Alliance Partnership Staff

Karen White

CWAG Executive Director
karen.white@cwagweb.org
Biography — English

Susan Lustig

Administrative Director, CWAG Alliance Partnership
susan.lustig@cwagweb.org
Biography — English
Resumen Curricular — Español

PROGRAM TESTIMONIALS

English

“The CWAG-Alliance Partnership training is having an impact at home. In the past, criminals from Mexico have been able to come into the United States, commit crimes and run back to Mexico to avoid prosecution. Similarly, American criminals have been able to go into Mexico, commit crimes and flee to the United States to avoid prosecution. The Alliance Partnership is making it more difficult for these criminals, from both sides of the border, to use that border as a shield from prosecution. The relationships developed with our Mexican peers are proving effective, allowing us to work together, share information and prosecute across our respective borders. The Alliance Partnership enables these beneficial relationships to flourish, resulting in better border security and improved public safety.”

— Idaho Attorney General Lawrence G. Wasden

ESPAÑOL

“La formación de la Alianza Estatal de CWAG está teniendo un impacto en el país. En el pasado, delincuentes de México han sido capaces de llegar a los Estados Unidos, cometer delitos y huir de nuevo a México para evitar enjuiciamiento. Asimismo, delincuentes americanos han podido ir a México, cometer delitos y huir a los Estados Unidos para evitar el enjuiciamiento. La Alianza Estatal de CWAG está impidiendo que estos delincuentes, de ambos lados de la frontera, usen la frontera como un escudo de enjuiciamiento. Las relaciones con nuestros colegas mexicanos están resultando eficaces, lo que nos permite trabajar juntos, compartir información y perseguir a través de nuestras fronteras respectivas. La Alianza Estatal de CWAG permite florecer estas relaciones beneficiosas, dando como resultado una mejor seguridad en la frontera y la mejora de la seguridad pública.”

— Procurador General de Justicia del Estado de Idaho Lawrence G. Wasden

“The CWAG Alliance Partnership training is not just training; it’s working together.”

— Frank Collins — Legal Advisor, CWAG Alliance Partnership

“Las capacitaciones de la Alianza Estatal de CWAG no son sólo capacitaciones; son oportunidades para colaboración.”

— Lic. Frank Collins, Asesor Jurídico, Alianza Estatal de CWAG

“At the trainings, we develop relationships with our counterparts in the U.S. that enable us to work together as colleagues when we have investigations or cases that impact each other. Our friends in the U.S. need to understand what’s going on in Mexico. It’s about reform, security and justice. By getting to know each other we are friends and we can come together to support change.”

— Rommel Moreno Manjarrez, Attorney General of the State of Baja California

“En las capacitaciones, desarrollamos relaciones con nuestras contrapartes en los Estados Unidos que nos permiten trabajar juntos como colegas cuando tenemos investigaciones o casos que se afectan unos a otros. Nuestros amigos en los Estados Unidos deben comprender lo que está pasando en México. Se trata de la reforma, seguridad y justicia. Al llegar a conocerse unos a otros, nos hacemos amigos y podemos llegar juntos para apoyar el cambio.”

— Procurador General de Justicia del Estado de Baja California Rommel Moreno Manjarrez

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Contact

Karen White

CWAG Executive Director

916.210.7643 or karen.white@cwagweb.org

Susan Lustig

Administrative Director, CWAG Alliance Partnership

805.264.4277 or susan.lustig@cwagweb.org

Lauren Niehaus

Deputy Director

303.827.9039 or lauren.niehaus@cwagweb.org