The non-governmental organization Foro Penal is constituted as a Civil Association made up of a Board of Directors, headed by a president director. In each state of Venezuela there is a Regional Coordinator. The team of lawyers that formally make up Foro Penal provides its pro bono services in the legal assistance of arbitrarily detained persons. They also have lawyers who serve, as once in a while collaborator, nationwide.
Foro Penal also has a network that exceeds 5,500 volunteers, non-lawyer activists, who make up the group of “Active Defenders” of the organization and who act to promote respect for Human Rights and assistance to victims and their families.