Juarez & Beyond: Saving Young Lives in Latin America


Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 1:00pm


Weil Town Hall, Belfer Center, HKS
Speaker: Enrique Betancourt, Director, Violence/Crime Prevention, Chemonics Int’l
What do we know about urban violence in Latin America? How can we prevent it? Enrique Betancourt, former head of Mexico’s National Center for Crime Prevention, discusses his successful efforts to reduce youth violence in Ciudad Juarez – resulting in a 57% decline in homicides –and his work to replicate the effort through Latin America.
Lunch will be provided.
Sponsored by the HKS Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, HKS Center for International Development, HKS Criminal Justice PIC, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Mexico & Central America Program, & the Harvard University Mexican Association of Students