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Access to Justice Specialist Paola Pelletier
Paola Pelletier is an access to justice specialist on the USAID Criminal Justice System Strengthening Project in the Dominican Republic.
by Paola Pelletier
Why is inclusion important for development in the Dominican Republic? Inclusion means broader participation and deeper protections for subgroups and cultures represented in Dominican society, which strengthens their individual and collective participation in democratic processes. When diverse and intercultural perspectives are taken into account, public policies better reflect the protections of modern democratic values. The…