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AMUPREV (English)

The Municipal Partnerships for the Prevention of Violence in Central America and the Dominican Republic (CA & DR) Program (AMUPREV) has been a regional initiative funded by the US Agency for International Development USAID, operating since 2009 and up to September 2019.

Program was designed to reach two key objectives: (1) to promote comprehensive municipal-based violence prevention strategies and programs with key Central American stakeholders and foster development of regional peer knowledge networks; and (2) to provide training and technical assistance to local governments and community groups, in coordination with national police efforts and other municipal-based programs.

AMUPREV activities include:

  • Creating and sustaining a portal to disseminate information on and facilitate understanding of the experiences in municipal-led violence prevention that have been implemented in CA & DR.
  • Promote and strengthen partnerships between municipalities and police in CA & DR and their counterparts in the United States to share best practices in violence prevention and promote and providing training in community policing principles and practices.
  • Make available to local authorities a toolkit that provides guidance on the development and strengthening of multi-stakeholder municipal-led violence prevention committees/councils.
  • Support the development of videos on successful local government initiatives in crime prevention.
  • Promote the creation of a network of municipalities in the Region with a commitment to crime and violence prevention through national municipal associations and regional organizations such as the Confederación de Asociaciones Municipales de Centro América y el Caribe (CAMCAYCA).