October 8, 2015 - Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://onforb.es/1WO1JVE. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwitunes or on Stitcher by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwstitcher. Honduras may have the highest murder rate in the world. The Christian organization called the Association for a More Just Society (AJS) is working there exclusively to help restore peace to a traumatized population. [Jump to page 2 to watch the live interview.] Co-founder Dr. Kurt Alan Ver Beek explains the situation, “Honduras’s violence is widely reported on. It’s been listed as having the highest or one of the highest homicide rates in the world for the last several years. Honduras’s systems of laws and justice are very weak, they are applied unfairly (the poor are neglected), and they suffer from endemic corruption. As an example, an AJS study in 2014 found that 96 percent of homicides in Honduras never result in a guilty conviction. With such an ineffective system, what’s to stop the violence?” “As a result, drug traffickers have flocked to Honduras as a haven for their illicit activities and have aggravated the situation,” he adds. And these issues are just the tip of the iceberg Ver Beek describes. “At the same time, public services offered by the Honduran government have been hemorrhaging resources to corruption.” AJS has programs to address peace and public security on one hand and corruption on the other. Ver Beek describes three of the peace and public security initiatives: ADVERTISING Violence prevention programs in dangerous neighborhoods that work with 350 especially at-risk youth and their families Teams of investigators, lawyers, and psychologists who solve homicides (84 arrests in 2014) and sexual abuse cases (17 arrests in 2014) in poor neighborhoods — helping to amend the broken bonds of trust that perpetuate violence Investigations and data-driven advocacy that inform public policy — helping to reduce the national homicide rate by more than 20 percent in the last three years Please consider whether a friend or colleague might benefit from this piece and, if so, share it.