Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2003
This description of Virginia Varela Dubra's work was prepared when Virginia Varela Dubra was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2003.
By changing attitudes among police, judges, prison wardens, and others in the criminal enforcement system–and introducing low-cost solutions that ease reentry for young inmates after their release–Virginia Varela is dramatically reducing recidivism among Uruguay's first-time offenders.
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