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Violence against children in Latin America and Caribbean countries: a comprehensive review of national health sector efforts in prevention and response

Violence against children in Latin America and Caribbean countries: a comprehensive review of national health sector efforts in prevention and response

Violence against children (VAC) remains a global problem. The health sector has an opportunity and responsibility to be part of the multi-sector collaboration to prevent and respond to VAC. This review aimed to assess the health sector’s response to VAC among Latin American & Caribbean (LAC) countries, particularly as it relates to physical violence, sexual violence, and neglect.

Impact Evaluation of USAID’s Community-Based Crime and Violence Prevention Approach in Central America

Impact Evaluation of USAID’s Community-Based Crime and Violence Prevention Approach in Central America

This Field Guide is an effort to support USAID officers and other practitioners in the Latin America and Caribbean region who are working on citizen security. It provides a conceptual framework for understanding crime, violence, and prevention as part of broader citizen-security systems; evidencebased information about effective interventions to prevent crime and violence; and practical advice and tools on how to design, implement, measure, and evaluate crime and violence-prevention and citizensecurity projects. The guide incorporates the research findings of academic and development practitioners in an analysis of crime and violence in the region.

Effectiveness and Evaluation of Crime Prevention Programs in Minas Gerais

Effectiveness and Evaluation of Crime Prevention Programs in Minas Gerais

A mix of social policy and crime prevention programs is often proposed to keep crime rates low. Although the association between general social programs and specific programs to fight crime is unclear, this type of social intervention is commonly associated with a reduction in crime. This paper examines the causal link between social policy and crime prevention programs by evaluating previously adopted crime prevention programs in Minas Gerais.  

Delitos violentos en ciudades de América Latina

Delitos violentos en ciudades de América Latina

Este estudio demuestra el potencial que tiene la utilización de datos locales sobre seguridad ciudadana para entender, con el máximo nivel de detalle, dónde se producen los delitos, y por ende, generar soluciones innovadoras que provienen de lo local y responden a lo local. El análisis realizado en este documento demuestra el gran potencial que tiene la información de buena calidad, pero también las limitaciones que todavía existen para contar con datos estadísticos sistematizados de registros administrativos de la policía, del ministerio público y de otras instituciones. El gran reto es demostrar este valor a quienes producen esta información, para trabajar con ellos con vistas a mejorarla.

Violent Crime in Latin American Cities

Violent Crime in Latin American Cities

This study demonstrates the promise of using localized data about citizen security to understand, with the greatest level of detail, where crime takes place. As a result, it proposes innovative solutions that stem from and respond to local circumstances. The analysis herein demonstrates the uses and great potential of high-quality data, while at the same time illustrating the persistent limitations in counting on systematic data from the administrative records of the police, prosecutors’ offices, and other institutions. The main challenge is to reinforce the unquestionable value of the data to those who produce it and work with them to improve it. 

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