Justice System Reform, Mexico (2017- ongoing)


Mexico has embarked on a comprehensive criminal justice reform highlighted by the adoption in 2010 of an amendment to the Mexican constitution mandating a transition from accusatorial to adversarial jurisprudence.

RRI has partnered with MSI’s program Projusticia to create and refine a community engagement and impact acceleration model for the Mexican Justice system in five states, and to develop a path to take this model to scale at a national level.  The model is anchored in the Rapid Results principles and methods.

The challenge

With the very recent adoption of the criminal justice reform, many states in Mexico are struggling to achieve the impact they would like and maximise on the reform’s potential. Due to the size of the country and the complexity of the challenges the system faces, there is a need for a scalable method of achieving impact and meaningful change.

How we’re tackling it

Combining RRI’s experience in rapid system change and Projusticia’s technical expertise, we are working together to deliver Rapid Results 100 Day Challenges with 8 teams in:

  • Monterrey, Nuevo León

  • Tijuana, Baja California

  • Chihuahua, Chihuahua

  • Villahermosa, Tabasco

  • Zacatecas, Zacatecas

The teams are made up of frontline teams including judges, policemen, public prosecutors, NGOs, the private sector and public defence lawyers. They are tackling a variety of crimes including commercial robbery, domestic violence and car theft.

In addition, RRI is training Projusticia staff in the Rapid Results choreography in order to ensure the sustainability and scalability of our joint effort.

Sample of Results Achieved

As of November 2017, we are halfway through our first 100 Day Challenges. We are seeing incredibly positive results which we will share in January 2018!

Sneak peak: one team has increased the number of cases resolved by over 1400% ! and a couple of others have more than tripled the number of cases they are resolving per month. In addition we’re seeing exciting innovations involving public-private partnerships and new ways of using technology.


For more information, contact info@rapidresults.org