JUSTRAC+ offers a variety of Learning Opportunities throughout the year. See below for the most up-to-date information about upcoming opportunities.
Upcoming JUSTRAC+ Events
May 18-20, 2021
This three-day workshop gives participants the skills to understand the justice systems of the partner nations with which they work, and better prepares them to engage in rule of law reform. The sheer complexity of justice systems can impair understanding of the relevant problems and, in turn, lead to ineffective program design and potentially compromised relationships with partners. A thorough understanding of the context in which U.S. Government professionals are assigned to work is the crucial foundation to effective program design, strong implementation, and concrete improvements in justice systems. This workshop helps program officers working with foreign justice systems better understand that context.
- Participants will learn how to map, analyze, and understand key features of a country’s justice system—including legal frameworks, institutions, and formal and informal actors—as a way to better identify context-specific interventions and opportunities; and
- Participants will hone critical thinking skills and explore the breadth and depth of holistic justice systems.
June 22-24, 2021
This workshop will focus on measuring rule of law programs. Program participants will learn and practice applying key skills necessary for measuring effective projects. Course content will focus on how country context and a systems perspective on justice helps develop better program measurement systems. Participants will learn how to build useful indicators that provide valuable information on progress related to program interventions. Participants will become familiar with different programming modalities and understand how to creatively design projects closely linked to the problems they aim to ameliorate. Finally, participants will have opportunities to practice the skills they learn in an interactive measurement system development module.
- Participants will be able to construct a basic project measurement indicator specific to their reform “target,” (institutional, capacity, procedural, etc.) considering identified complexities and assumptions.
- Participants will be able to construct a project design specific to their reform “target,” (institutional, capacity, procedural, etc.) considering identified complexities and assumptions.
- Participant will have developed a refined project design over the course of the workshop.
August 3-5, 2021
This course is intended for new INL foreign service officers and incoming headquarters-based program officers. It introduces participants to important principles and concepts in rule of law and justice sector reform that they will encounter in their jobs, such as competing understanding of the rule of law, cultural considerations regarding rule of law expectations, the holistic nature of justice systems, and the complex dimensions of corruption. In addition, the course provides participants with an understanding of important rule of law program-related needs. The course will be held entirely online, will incorporate a mix of synchronous and asynchronous content, and will give participants opportunities to think through strategies for tackling the kinds of complex rule of law problems that practitioners encounter.
- Participants will become familiar with fundamental knowledge required in an INL posting, including concepts, terminology, and resources in rule of law and justice sector reform;
- Participants will gain a basic understanding of practical aspects of rule of law and justice sector programming done by INL, such as assessments, program design, and monitoring and evaluation; and
- Participants will improve their capacity to synthesize complex information about rule of law challenges and propose solutions to those challenges that they will encounter in their INL assignment.