Ambassador Sherman at the Launch of ABC Justice

Ambassador Sherman in a photo group with Casa Pia students and APAV representatives. (Photo: US Embassy Lisbon)Ambassador Sherman joined alumni, the staff of the Portuguese Association for the Protection of Victims (APAV) and students on September 24th to launch the web site of ABC Justice at Casa Pia.

ABC Justice is an alumni-led project that won an Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) grant in 2013 to launch a sustainable and creative public information campaign to promote transparency in Portugal’s criminal justice system, with a particular focus on empowering and informing youth.

Following the web site’s launch at Casa Pia, one of the most important public educational institutions in the country, the Ambassador toured the institution’s museum and its vocational school, where he got to see some of the intricate and detailed masterpieces completed by students at the Portugal’s only watchmaking school.