First Contest for Best Practices in Crime Prevention in Latin America and the Caribbean

26 May 2010 - The Centre for Studies on Public Safety of the Institute of Public Affairs of University of Chile, together with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Open Society Institute (OSI), invite all interested parties to send their projects, programmes or intervention initiatives whose purpose is to prevent or reduce crime and/or violence, which have been designed and/or implemented in Latin America and the Caribbean, in order to participate in the First Contest for Best Practices in Crime Prevention in Latin America and the Caribbean.

This contest is fruit of a joint discussion between these institutions about the scope of crime prevention in the region, and is a first experiment in order to strengthen the identification of promising actions in a strategic field of public policy for the entire region.

Interested parties may submit their initiatives in three categories (projects, promising interventions and interventions with evidence of impact) and in five thematic areas (prevention of problem behaviours related to crime or violence in children and adolescents, prevention of domestic violence and child abuse; community police; situational prevention; and multi-agency prevention). Two awards will be delivery in each category, offering financial resources to be invested in the project implementation (inputs, materials, activities, training etc.) and/or special fees for professionals could be provided, according to the contest rules, and a full scholarship could be provided to attend the VI International Course on Crime Prevention to be held during the second half of 2010. Finally, the award-winning projects and initiatives will be made available to users in an online library of projects and best practices for crime prevention in Latin America and the Caribbean with a special mention.

The deadline to apply expires on July 2, 2010.

Rules and forms of the contest are available at: (In Spanish).

Inquiries and applications:

Source: Centre for Studies on Public Safety / Institute of Public Affairs / University of Chile