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Jamaica: Solving Crime Will Require Long-Lasting Social Transformation – Chang

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang says solving Jamaica’s crime problem will require redefining social transformation interventions within communities where youth, particularly boys, come into conflict with the law. 

Chang says with this in mind, the Government is seeking to strengthen public institutions in order to streamline and coordinate all social intervention programmes.  

“In this way, we will design and implement community-specific, relevant, and transformative programmes, instead of short-lived projects,” he said today while speaking at the launch of the USAID’s Core Partners Youth Crime and Violence Prevention Programme and grant signing ceremony at the Terra Nova Hotel in St Andrew.

The Multicare Youth Foundation, Peace Management Initiative, and the Violence Prevention Alliance are to receive grants totalling over $156 million.

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