i) Testimony of Edgar Eduardo Giménez Gamarra, former director of the National Service for the Treatment of Juvenile Offenders (Servicio de Atención a los Adolescentes Infractores - SENAAI) The witness spoke about the important progress that the CEI Itauguá represents.
The transfer of the inmates from the ‘Panchito López’ Center to educational facilities was a step in the right direction. While the transfer was basically for reasons of infrastructure and space, it also made it possible to apply the new socio-educational system or model for juvenile inmates.
The SENAAI is a radical change for the better. However, to enable it to function better, the Paraguayan Government needs to establish prison policies for the treatment of juvenile offenders and make them the policy of the State, since this would ensure that they are carried out even if the administration or circumstances change. This in turn would ensure a planned undertaking to achieve the desired success.