Despite a population of just 1.3 million, the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago has more than 100 gangs. It also has the tenth highest murder rate in the world, according to the United Nations. PADF is partnering with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) to prevent crime before it happens through community outreach. The Resistance and Prevention Program, or RAPP, is active in Trinidad, The Bahamas and Suriname. © The Pan American Development Foundation www.padf.org
The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) is implementing a crime prevention program called the Resistance and Prevention Program (RAPP) in the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname. The program uses a custom curriculum to train police officers, justice officials, social workers and educators to work together to address the root causes of crime in local communities.