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ICPC Mini-Conference on February 28, 2018 on Coordination, A Success Factor in Crime Prevention Initiatives

Coordination – A Success Factor in Crime Prevention Initiatives

Author(s) : CIPC


On February 28, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., The International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC) held a Mini-Conference on crime prevention coordination. Considering the rapid and constant evolution of local crime dynamics, preventive responses now require frequent update when it comes to knowledge and practices, as well as an assessing coordination practices between local actors and relevant decision-making bodies.


The purpose of this Mini-Conference was twofold:


  1. Coordination and support to local actors: How to create winning conditions?

Implementing a local safety audit can help local actors to better identify successful initiatives to respond to the challenges they are facing. However, the success of such an initiative will largely depend on the common and concerted response from the actors involved. In this first part, Mr. René-André Brisebois, Criminologist at the Montreal Youth Centre - Research Institute and Coordinator at the RÉSAL (Network for Exchange and Support to Local Actors), presented the RÉSAL approach to coordination and problem solving, as well as the benefits of concerted action.


  1. Assessing Coordination: How to improve coordination processes?

In 2015, ICPC carried out a study on coordination at different levels of governments in terms of crime prevention in Latin America. The study concluded that the success of prevention projects greatly depended on the quality of coordination between different levels of government. This project will, among other things, have led to the development of a coordination guide, funded by the Motorola Solutions Foundation, to assess projects implementation processes at the local level, based on an analysis of relationships between actors and decision-making bodies. Presented by Pier-Alexandre Lemaire, Analyst and Project Officer at ICPC, the purpose of this second part was to explain how to perform this type of evaluation and demonstrate the significance and concrete benefits of such an evaluation.


This presentation is available online (in French) in two parts:


Coordination and support to local actions: how to create winning conditions?


Assessing coordination: how to improve coordination processes?