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Citizen Security and Justice

Citizen Security and Justice

The IDB collaborates with countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to address the challenges of citizen security and justice through evidence-based solutions. These efforts are crucial for reinforcing the rule of law and promoting economic and social development.

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We provide technical and financial support to governments in the following areas: 

Supporting social violence prevention programs for youth and women

affected by or at risk of suffering from violence.

Strengthening police effectiveness and prioritizing citizen service

through professionalizing and dignifying police work, increasing accountability, and leveraging technology.

Promoting effective and equal access to justice to ensure due process and improve transparency and accountability

through professionalizing government ministries and improving their technical and human resource capacities, enhancing coordination among institutions, and digitalizing the judicial process.

Implementing prison management with a focus on the effective rehabilitation of inmates

to ease their socioeconomic reentry, fostering respect for human rights, and adopting international standards for management and deployment of technologies in correctional facilities.

a group of women working at a computer Comprehensive Evaluation of the Economic Reintegration and Entrepreneurship Pilot for Women in Conflict with the Law in Chile

This document contributes to filling the knowledge gap with evaluation of impacts, processes, and outcomes of an innovative program for economic and social reintegration of incarcerated women implemented in Chile.

a close-up of a child Review and Recommendations for Strengthening Transitioning-from-State-Care Services for Youth in the Protection System

The present report, focused on youth aging out of residential care and detention in Belize, aims to contribute to the growing literature on frameworks, models, programs, and best practices to address service gaps and barriers and improve outcomes for youth transitioning to post care.

Building Trust in State Actors: A Multi-Site Experiment with the Colombian National Police

Low trust in state actors constrains state capacity, hindering growth and development.

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Security and Justice Evidence-based Platform
Security and Justice Evidence-based Platform

Visit the first Security and Justice Evidence Bank available in Spanish and Portuguese, with systematized evidence of almost 100 types of solutions and 700 evaluated cases to prevent crime and violence. 

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Read our blog Sin Miedos, a space for ideas and solutions about citizen security and justice in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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