Workshop on investigation of organised crime and money laundering in the Dominican Republic

UNODC ROPAN/ CRIMJUST provided a workshop on communication techniques to address the press and civil society on matters of investigations of organised crime and money laundering between 12 and 13 September.

During the two-day workshop, Mr. José Ignacio Gerez, Attorney General of the Province of Neuquén, Argentina, and Mr. Sebastián Lafón, Chief of Communications of the Public Ministry, provided the participants with technical information on how to plan communication strategies of Public Prosecutors’ Offices according to the importance of organized crime and money laundering cases. The course aimed to support the development of communication strategies addressing the press and citizens, and is a key and fundamental element for strengthening, projecting and legitimizing the criminal justice institutions as axis of the justice system in the Dominican society.

The workshop addressed the following topics in-depth:

  • Communication Strategy of the Public Prosecutor’s Office and Criminal Persecution Policy: Basics to build the narrative of management focused on organized crime and money laundering;
  • Communication Strategy of the Fiscal Public Ministry: The legal platform and political challenges of the agency;
  • Diagnosis and Planning of institutional communication: Stages, objectives and methodological tools to strengthen internal and external links of the organization;
  • The construction of persuasive speeches: Keys to define what to communicate and tools to do so.

Moreover, the workshop included a practical part where the participants could apply the knowledge acquired.