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Tackling Crime and Violence in Latin America with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Tackling Crime and Violence in Latin America with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

According to panelists and evidence presented at a two-day workshop organized by USAID and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) in Mexico City, an effective strategy to prevent crime and violence is slowing down the decision-making process of youth in high-stake situations.  Evidence suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can reduce violent and criminal behavior, therefore, programs that draw on CBT can help at-risk men and youth reduce self-destructive behaviors.

E-Lecture on "Sport, violence and crime prevention"

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

  • 22 March 2018
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E-Lecture on "Sport, violence and crime prevention"
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime experts analyze in this E-lecture the impact of sports and sports events on citizens’ behavior. In economic, social and environmental conditions that lead to segregation and poverty sports work as a tool for integration and socialization, teaching those who take part of the game values such as humility, fair play and self-control. Sports events have also a positive impact on vulnerable communities as they can provide opportunities of employment and social cohesion through the encouragement of communal pride and camaraderie. Still, those same events can lead to violent situations due to the psychological effects of masses in individuals. It is necessary then a policing approach that focuses both on prevention and reaction, on transparency and inter-agency cooperation.


¿Cómo prevenir y reducir la violencia letal en América Latina y el Caribe?

Sesión 3: Proteccion de grupos en situación de vulnerabilidad

¿Cómo prevenir y reducir la violencia letal en América Latina y el Caribe?

Este tercer panel fue moderador por el Embajador de El Salvador ante la OEA, el Señor Carlos Alberto Calles Castillo, y contó con la particpación de la Comisionada Nacional para Prevenir y Erradicar la Violencia contra las Mujeres, Alejandra Negrete para hablar del tema de femicidios/feminicidios en México y de Pier Angelli De Luca, Asistente de Proyectos del Departamento de Seguridad Pública de la OEA, quien se refirió al caso de la juventud en conflicto con la ley en Jamaica. Los comentarios de este panel estuvieron a cargo de Edna Jaime, Fundadora y Directora General de México Evalúa. 

Get to Know Casa Alianza Mexico

Get to Know Casa Alianza Mexico

About Casa Alianza Mexico: For nearly 30 years, Casa Alianza Mexico has provided care and protection for boys and girls ages 12 to 18 who have experienced social abandonment, including abuse, neglect, violence, addiction, sexual exploitation and human trafficking. The rising tide of violence and instability in Mexico over recent years has made their work even more urgent, as has the ongoing influx of unaccompanied migrant children from Central America into Mexico.

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