Early November 2008, the Brazilian Federal Ministry of Justice authorized  AFSC to start operations in Brazil. The opening of an AFSC Latin America Regional Office in the city of Fortaleza, State of Ceara makes part of the decentralization of the AFSC International Programs in the different continents (Africa, Asia, Middle East, Latin America).The decentralization of programs and management will allow for better coordination and stewardship with local entities.

On the content side, the Latin America program development will work under an overarching theme of Urban Citizen Insecurity , while allowing the concept of Urban Peace to be an integral and important subtheme to be discussed, addressed and contextualized through a community of learning network.