A non-profit Puerto Rico corporation created by Marie and Luis Romero after their son was murdered on April 18th, 2011, the day of his 20th birthday. The purpose of the foundation is to reduce violence, in keeping with their son's commitment to justice and service to others.
Our mission is to transform the behavior and habits of the civil society and the public sector in Puerto Rico by promoting crime prevention and bringing the guilty to justice in harmony with the right to life. Our vision is to eradicate violence and aggression to preserve life.
We use social networks and Web page http://bastayapr.org/ as a communication and project work tool among BastaYaPR friends. We develop and support projects as a community effort.
BastaYaPR, Inc. is a non-profit charitable foundation (503(c)1) created by Marie and Luis Romero, the parents of Julian Romero after his death on his 20th birthday. He lived his life true to the highest principles and lost his live during a valiant act of heroism as he came to the defense of his girlfriend that was attacked by a assailant.
From a tragedy raise a movement.
Young and mature citizens commited and united with one clear direct objective:
Reduce and Fight Crime.
It's all about saving lives
Justice System Review - A "Think-tank" dedicated to study criminal justice system issues, evaluate police statistics, conduct surveys, evaluate legislation, publish scholar studies, undertake research, participate in forums and evaluate issues related to the reduction of violence. Teams composed of students and teachers or professionals in the legal, criminal justice, psychology, and social science fields. Research, analysis, development, and publishing of criminal justice related matters. Development of think-tank in criminal justice subjects. Sponsoring of students through scholarships and internships.
Creation of Safety Zone areas that join municipalities, business, state government, communities and Corporation resources in order to improve the safety and enjoyment of the designated areas by the general population. Zona Segura Basta Ya ("Basta Ya Secure Zone") is a collaborative effort that includes municipal government, businesses in the designated area, state government and Basta YaPR whereby a given area receives the designation after it meets a rigorous screening criteria and all parties sign an agreement. The objective is to create the appropriate environment in that area so the attendees feel secure to enjoy what the area has to offer.
Enough is Enough! Enough murders and rapes. Enough of a society that fears for their lives. Enough of thinking that the value of a human life is anything but infinity. Enough of limited crime prevention efforts. Enough complacency in our society. Enough family abandonment and failure to reinforce the values. Enough of the drug cult that corrodes our society.