Brazil Programs

Criminal Law Reform and Anti-Human Trafficking

In 2004, the ABA sent a consultant to Brazil to assess USAID’s POMMAR (translation of Portuguese acronym for Prevention Oriented towards At-Risk Boys and Girls) program.  The initiative, which came to a close in September 2004, included care for children with AIDS; eradicating child labor; returning children to the formal education system; technical training and job placement; AIDS prevention; assistance to victims of physical abuse and sexual exploitation; support for street children; and a host of other initiatives designed to address the root causes of poverty and social exclusion. The consultant documented the highlights of this project to provide a record of lessons learned.