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    Andress Hamenda is the founder and chief executive officer of Punya Harapan, a civil society organization that delivers sustainable vocational education and reintegration support for youth in Indonesia’s juvenile justice system. This organization has offered programming in at least one-third of Indonesia’s juvenile prisons, reaching about half of the juvenile prison population. Andress has Masters degrees in management from Australian National University in Australia and from Coventry University in England, and a BA in management from Sam Ratulangi University in Indonesia. During the Humphrey Fellowship, Andress plans to improve his knowledge of children’s human rights, public and social policy analysis, and non-profit management. He aims to learn about US approaches to prison education and reintegration for youth, and prevention of forced labor in prisons. With the insights he gains, he plans to formulate Indonesia’s first national child safeguarding guidelines, develop innovative management practices, and propose policy reforms to public and private institutions working with children.