Policeman Leonardo Burrows is a facilitator of the Resistance and Crime Prevention Program (RAPP) in the Bahamas. His innovative rap teaches kids how to handle bullying in schools.
RAPP is funded by U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics & Law Enforcement (INL) and implemented by PADF.
Burrows is one of many officers from the Royal Bahamas Police Force to take PADF's course on the prevention of youth violence. Community leaders, social workers and government officials are also encouraged to take the five-day course, which looks at specific techniques meant to help participants improve their ability to work with youth, families and the larger community. The program also highlights the importance of interagency collaboration in social crime prevention.
By working more effectively across police and other justice sector agencies, as well as in close collaboration with schools and communities, officials can more appropriately respond to and prevent crime and violence among youth.