CRIMJUST aims to support countries located along supply chains of illicitly trafficked commodities to go beyond seizures to undertake prosecution and/or proceeds of crime action designed to disrupt the activities of the responsible criminal network. It adopts an comprehensive integrated approach combining the following four pillars:


Capacity Building: Strengthening the capacities of criminal justice institutions  to detect, investigate, prosecute and adjudicate drug trafficking and related organized crime cases


Interregional Cooperation: Fostering regional and interregional cooperation between criminal justice institutions by promoting good practices, information exchange, networking and South-South cooperation


Institutional Integrity: Enhancing institutional integrity and accountability of criminal justice institutions as a way to reinforce mutual trust and confidence within and between both regions, with the active involvement of civil society organizations


Regional and global strategic knowledge: Providing regional and global strategic knowledge of drug production, trafficking, and related organized crime to enable member states to implement evidence-based policies

 CRIMJUST promotes the incorporation of gender considerations to criminal justice responses, by ensuring that participating states and relevant authorities can access the strategic knowledge, resources and capacities necessary to address unique challenges faced by women, at once victims and participants of illicit economies.