Crime and Violence Prevention Programme of Pernambuco

The programme is a partnership between the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) with the Secretariat of State for Drug and Violence Prevention Policies (SPVD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to provide technical support  for the implementation and monitoring of part of the "Pernambuco Crime and Violence Prevention Programme".

The programme also counts with the partnership of the United Nations Programme for Human Settlements (UN-HABITAT).

The agreement between UNODC, SPVD and UNDP aims to support the production of technical subsidies to strengthen the integrated state strategy for the prevention of violence and treatment of drug use disorders, based on scientific evidence and international best practices. 

The partnership also foresees the development of an indicator matrix to contribute to the monitoring of policies to prevent crime, violence and drug abuse, aimed at adolescents and young people aged 12-29 years, exposed to violence and various situations of social vulnerability in the 20 (twenty) Integrated Security Areas (AISs) prioritized by the state of Pernambuco (Special Territories of Citizenship - TECs). 

The matrix will be based on the interface between police and youth, through the Police Activity Compliance Index (ICAP/UNODC); between youth, lethal victimization and social vulnerabilities, inspired by indicators such as the Index of Juvenile Vulnerability to Violence (IVJ). Both indexes will be integrated into the methodology for mapping criminal faction networks. 

The programme will end in July 2021.