Alliance Partnership

The Attorney General Alliance Partnership is a cooperative program involving the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG), the Council of State Governments, the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other public and private entities who share the goal of strengthening the legal systems of both the United States and Mexico.
Binational exchanges and workshops organized through the Attorney General Alliance – in conjunction with Mexico’s Federal Attorney General’s Office, Mexico’s National Conference of Attorneys General, and Mexico state Attorneys General – help establish and nurture cross-jurisdictional cooperation on law enforcement issues like consumer fraud, piracy, drug trafficking and money laundering. Our goal is to ensure that law enforcement and judicial officials can work together, in ways that apply a consistent Rule of Law focus, across jurisdictions in U.S. and Mexican states.

Interdisciplinary Exchanges

In both the Mexican and U.S. legal systems, the Attorney General is the chief law enforcement officer of their state. By building and strengthening relationships between U.S. and Mexican counterparts, the Alliance Partnership’s binational exchanges provide a forum for collaboration on a variety of issues of common interest. These exchanges bring together state Attorneys General from both Mexico and the U.S. as well as federal, local, and private sector partners from both countries to facilitate discussions on how to improve the capacity and ability of law enforcement officials to successfully investigate and prosecute transnational criminal activity and support Mexico’s transition to an accusatorial criminal justice system.