Resistance and Prevention Program (RAPP)


This multi-year initiative has two primary objectives:

  • To enhance the capacity of young people, police and justice sector officials to work together on crime prevention. This entails promoting attitudinal and behavioral change through classroom and field training exercises that strengthen justice sector and police understanding of community needs, as well as citizen willingness to support them in daily operations
  • To build mutual trust between these groups to identify and anticipate the common causes of crime. This is done through technical support on outreach and mentoring activities that encourage governmentcitizen collaboration

This initiative is receiving technical support from American and Caribbean universities and other crime prevention centers. Best practices gleaned from this effort will be disseminated via a regional communications platform, and through annual conferences hosted by participating countries in the region.

Contact Information

For more information on the program details and other issues, please contact:

Shanna Tova O'Reilly
Program Director, Caribbean
T: 202.458.3971

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