More communities to benefit under CSJP

More communities to benefit under CSJP

Sunday, April 07, 2013

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THE Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP II) will be expanded from 39 to 50 communities during this legislative year.

Under the programme, 500 'at-risk' youth will be provided with training in construction skills in partnership with the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).

CSJP is a multi-faceted crime and violence prevention initiative of the Ministry of National Security, which focuses on building community safety and security.

The programme provides crime and violence-prevention services to vulnerable and volatile communities, and conducts institutional strengthening for the Ministry of National Security.

Following the completion of CSJP Phase 1 in December 2009, the programme was expanded from 29 to 39 communities as a result of a merger with the Ministry of National Security's Community Security Initiative (CSI), another crime prevention initiative in January 2011.

CSJP II is jointly funded through a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and a grant from the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID).

The programme currently serves 39 volatile and vulnerable communities in eight parishes.

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