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POLICY

What are the best practices for reducing violence and preventing crime?

Given the complexities of violent and criminal behavior, identifying the specific effect of policy interventions is a challenging task.

To overcome this challenge, the Academy for Security Analysis works with government agencies and civil society organizations in designing and implementing pilot policy projects whose effects can be measured in a rigorous manner.

To do so, the Academy for Security Analysis favors the implementation of experimental and quasi-experimental designs capable of overcoming the challenges of causal inference.

Pilot Policy Projects 2017

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This project seeks to develop and implement primary prevention programs in four schools in the Central District of Honduras to help strengthen students' skills in and knowledge of coexistence and conflict resolution. Since behaviors are learned and tr...

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This project focuses on crime prevention linking communities and government institutions through school-based interventions carried out by the Subdirección General de Prevención del Delito [General Sub-directorate for Crime Prevention] of the Policía...

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Following the recommendation of the Law for a Life Free of Violence and Discrimination among Women (LEIV in Spanish), El Salvador is establishing Specialized Tribunals to process cases involving violence against women. The National Judicial Council (C...

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This project seeks to increase knowledge and skills related to violence prevention among youth ages 13-18 in the municipality of Comayagua. According to official data from the Policía Nacional [National Police], Comayagua increasingly faces problems o...

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Although El Salvador has made progress in passing legislation that protects women's rights and seeks to prevent violence against women, these advances have not permeated several sectors of the population due to low levels of education, the persistence...

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This project seeks to implement a citizen security program with a community approach in urban areas of the Department of Guatemala. The strategic objective of the project is to strengthen capacities to prevent violence, taking as a starting point the...

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Vulnerable groups usually lack information and knowledge of laws and fundamental rights, which creates barriers to access justice. In Honduras, many women and children are victims of domestic and family violence, but lacking access to justice, these e...

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This project seeks to improve services for extortion victims in Guatemala City. This project is focused on caring for victims who personally file complaints of extortion incidents with the Public Ministry (MP) of Guatemala. Extortions are an issue of...

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This project will equip public defenders with the tools necessary to increase conditional releases ordered by judges during defendants’ initial hearings, and reduce the number of preventive detentions ordered. Those detained at this judicial stage are...

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This project will intervene in educational centers located in the most dangerous neighborhoods of Tegucigalpa to prevent students from engaging in criminal or high-risk activities. The Prosecutor’s Office recognizes the importance of crime prevention,...

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This project proposes to strengthen the capacity of the Metropolitan Police Corps (CAM) in San Salvador through specialized training of CAM agents, to be offered by the National Academy of Public Security (ANSP) and which will include a community polic...

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Improving the quality of crime data is a top security priority for the governments of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. Citizens can play an important role in contributing to this end by reporting criminal activity to authorities. However, due to l...

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