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Pilot Policy Projects

PPP Proposals 2017

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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 transferred during childhood and adolescence, schools represent an important locus of activity for transforming young people’s attitudes, especially in countries t...

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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 Nacional Civil de Guatemala (PNC) [National Civil Police]. Based on previous youth empowerment programs, this project aims to keep Guatemala’s youth away from se...

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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 (CNJ) has the constitutional mandate to train peace judges, who will determine whether cases go these new tribunals or are processed via existing administrative ro...

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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 of insecurity and violence. For that reason, primary prevention programs are essential for changing young people’s attitudes, helping them to identify and avoid h...

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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 of a patriarchal culture, as well as lack of knowledge among women about their rights and how to access justice. To address this problem, Fundación de Estudios...

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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 "Approach Model" (Modelo de Abordaje), a model approved by the Vice-Ministry for the Prevention of Violence and Crime. The Unit for Community Prevention of Viole...

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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 events go unpunished, considering that nationally approximately 42% of such cases exceed the statute of limitations. Honduras relies on a National Service of Judi...

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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 great concern for Guatemalans. Beyond their economic impact, threats of extortion have psychological effects on victims that are not generally considered as part...

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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 frequently sent to pretrial detention for lack of basic information provided by defendants and their families during the first 72 hours following their arrest. T...

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

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, especially the need to work with youth in conflict zones to avoid involvement with gangs or in criminal acts. For this reason, the project contemplates the deve...

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