INL has provided extensive assistance to the General Police Inspectorate and the Ministry of Internal Affairs to further increase the level of public trust in the Moldovan police force, which is a major goal specified in the 2016-2020 Police Development Plan.
While levels of public trust have
increased, there is an opportunity to achieve further progress.
INL plans to expand its partnership to Moldovan schools to facilitate collaboration between police officers and teachers in reaching out to young people.
To support further progress in Moldova, the U. S. Department of State has allocated $650,000 USD in FY 2016 Law Enforcement Reform Funds for a program to support Moldovan communities in preventing juvenile delinquency and raising awareness about civic rights through educational activities for Moldovan youth in coordination with Moldovan law enforcement.
The activity will also help to facilitate a fundamental shift of thinking within the police, courts, and community towards restorative justice elements and raise awareness among Moldovan youth about widespread problems such as domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking in persons.
INL is looking for creative and proactive community-based models that focus on bringing Moldovan communities and law enforcement together in the schools.