UNODC boosts integrated management of public security in Parana

Curitiba, 5 August 2019 - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) participated in a technical mission in Parana from 29 to 31 July. The objective of the mission was to continue the advice that the UN Office has been providing since 2018 to monitor and to certify the Parana Safe Programme, which is implemented by the state of Parana, with technical support from UNODC and financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

During the mission, the UNODC senior programme analyst, Eduardo Pazinato visited the State Coordination and other agencies associated to the Parana Safe programme under the coordination of Major Perovano.

The mission had four main objectives: to collect technical subsidies "in loco" for the consolidation of the UNODC monitoring report for the first half of 2019; to follow the evolution of the projects and actions of the programme; to introduce the UNODC consultant Emilia Ferreira to the programme's state coordination and other public managers of the State Secretariat of Public Security and Penitentiary Administration (SESP, by its acronym in Portuguese) and to propose a new Methodology for Integrated and Multiagency Management of Public Security, with the improvement of the governance and focus of public policies of control of violent crime combined with those of social prevention of violence, in municipalities to be prioritized among the 27 cities directly or indirectly affected by the programme.


Accompanying the mission and field visits were the majors Perovano and Orlandi  in the locations covered by the programme, such as SESP; the State Secretariat of Justice, Family and Work (SEJUF, by its acronym in Portuguese); and the 17th BPM (of São José dos Pinhais); In the Battalion of School Community Policing (BPEC, by its acronym in Portuguese); in the Municipal Secretariats of Health, Sports, Leisure and Youth of the Municipality of Curitiba; in the Military Police Academy; and also in the Socio-education Center (Cense, by its acronym in Portuguese), both also located in São José dos Pinhais.

In all these opportunities, managers and local civil servants made the commitment to carry out a more assertive intervention of the programme in three municipalities and six territories, to be jointly defined based on the methodology to be developed with the UNODC participation, in the context of the 27 cities served linked to the Parana Safe.

The methodology also foresees the combination of repressive public security policies and control in the face of homicides and violent crime with public policies for social prevention of violence (at the primary level, with the Safe School; at the secondary level, with the Youth Centres; at the tertiary level, with projects such as an exit door with professional training and referral to the labour market with the state's 4.0 information and communication technology industry, to be led by SEJUF having graduates from the system of socio-educational measures).

It also foresees public policies of situational prevention, such as those of urban infrastructure in charge of the municipalities in question (lighting, paving of public roads, reforms of sidewalks, squares and parks, affordable housing, opportunity for job creation, strengthening of sectoral policies  of health and education, the work carried out by the Coordination of Criminal Statistics and Planning (CAPE), under the responsibility of Major Perim, is of international excellence.

Finally, a set of new institutional visits was agreed upon, within the framework of the Parana Safe Programme, to be led by the UNODC Rule of Law Unit coordinator, Nivio Nascimento, on August 19 or 20, when he will be on a mission in the city. It is also intended to seek a synergy between this initiative and the Strengthening of Custody Hearings in the context of the Justice Present Programme, as a result of a partnership between the National Justice Council (CNJ, by its acronym in Portuguese), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UNODC.



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