Trans-generational transmission of violence
/ Armed violence reduction
programming in Croatia
Geneva, 08 July 2014
Regiona...
Reasoning behind the intervention
In 2012 Croatian police recorded:
 A total of 3616 criminal acts committed by minors (u...
Joint answer / Project partnerships
Republic of Croatia MUP and UNDP cooperation
Financiall support by SEESAC and EU
Proje...
Crime Prevention Councils (CPC)
Results, current situation in RoC:
A total of 210 CPCs established, out of which 109 CPCs...
“Living Life
Without Violence”
Aimed at preventing violence against women,
domestic violence, bullying and building a
cul...
“Less Weapons
Less Tragedies”
project aimed at sensitizing the public
on the surrender of all types of weapons,
ammunitio...
Results, Evaluations...
Living Life Without Violence in 2013 awarded best EU
Crime Prevention Network project in the fiel...
Famous persons as campaign promotors
Oliver & Gibonni
Croatian President
Mr.Ivo Josipovic
Football match promoting
campaig...
Activities on main
squares
Activities on main squares
Activities in Roma
community settlements
Comic book workshops
SALW e...
Promo materials
Pencils T-shirts
Canvas bags Leaflets
Crime Prevention
Councils / Results
Increased community safety through projects
targeting situational prevention
Enhance...
Thank you for your attention
krunoslav.katic@undp.org
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"Cities as actors of armed violence prevention and reduction (AVPR)"
Regional Review Conference on the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development
Geneva, Switzerland | 8-9 July 2014

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Krunoslav Katic, UNDP Croatia

  1. 1. Trans-generational transmission of violence / Armed violence reduction programming in Croatia Geneva, 08 July 2014 Regional Review Conference
  2. 2. Reasoning behind the intervention In 2012 Croatian police recorded:  A total of 3616 criminal acts committed by minors (underaged)  Children have committed a total of 557 criminal acts (under 14)  Minors have committed 1 criminal act of murder; 227 criminal acts of bodily harm and 80 criminal acts of aggrevated bodily harm; 31 criminal atcs of domestic violence and 379 misdemanours pursuant to Family Law.  In total there were also recorded 3133 criminal acts to the damage of minors  571 cases of domestic violence criminal acts and 4587 cases of misdemanours pursuant to Family Law (recorded as vicitims) 2006 SALW survey recognized surplus of weapons within relevant institutions:  370.000 SALW estimated in legal possession  600.000 SALW estimated in illegal possession  Almost 40% of the respondents in the household survey are out of the opinion that people should never handle a gun  81% declared that they would not choose to own a weapon even if they were legally allowed to do so  36% think weapons are dangerous for their families  11% think weapons are a danger for community
  3. 3. Joint answer / Project partnerships Republic of Croatia MUP and UNDP cooperation Financiall support by SEESAC and EU Project: Strengthening Capacities of the Ministry of the Interior (MoI) through development of Crime Prevention System, Support to Victims of Criminal Offences and Arms Control Activities Increasing level of safety through joint interventions targetting the reduction of potentials and underlying causes of crime Instigating local communities to develop safe environment through build up of “Community that care / Safe communities” model (Crime Prevention Councils)
  4. 4. Crime Prevention Councils (CPC) Results, current situation in RoC: A total of 210 CPCs established, out of which 109 CPCs at the city or county level and 101 CPCs at the level of urban districts, neighborhoods or municipalities 141 CPCs are fully active; they meet regularly, work on crime prevention projects, thus contributing to increasing the level of safety in their community Principle, Role and Recomendations CPCs should be based on the representation of all stakeholders of the local community (county prefect/ mayors / heads of municipalities/ heads of the city districts), representatives of state institutions, associations, media, youth council, etc.  CPCs should “llisten” to the needs of the local community and decide which, when and how the preventive program should be implemented Aim to establish a foundation for preventive programs in order to finance the costs of certain preventive projects (as per the Law on Foundations) Make recommendations, suggestions and solutions for raising safety and quality of life in the local community Evaluate the success and impact of crime prevention projects for future refference
  5. 5. “Living Life Without Violence” Aimed at preventing violence against women, domestic violence, bullying and building a culture of nonviolence / trans-generational transmission of violence Implementing agencies: MUP and UNDP in collaboration with the theatrical, musical and other artists, NGO Status M and CPCs (Ministry of Education as of 2014) Component 1: Interactive Workshop (youth NGO “Be a men change the rules”) Component 2: Conceptually prepared program (theatre play, illusionist, rock band, jazz pianist) Component 3: Interactive "Debate“ (eseys, poems, art work)
  6. 6. “Less Weapons Less Tragedies” project aimed at sensitizing the public on the surrender of all types of weapons, ammunition and explosive ordnance and public awareness regarding the dangers of illegal possession of weapons Implemented in 3 phases 2007-2014 New concept based on comic art campaign activity (continuous in the cities, in cooperation MOI, UNDP, CPCs and comic book NGO) comic workshops new visual identity new promotional items
  7. 7. Results, Evaluations... Living Life Without Violence in 2013 awarded best EU Crime Prevention Network project in the field of primary prevention 60.35% of students supported the implementation of the campaign and believes that implemented programs can contribute to the prevention of violence 13.56% of students responded that they would not report any case of violence if they were to see it (12 schools, 239 respondent survey) Until January 2014 collected were (sustainability): • 8.615 pieces of small and light weapons • 80.260 pieces of explosive ordnances • 3.651.614 pieces of ammunition • 2.831 kilograms of explosives Surrendered weapons - daily on average: • app 4 pieces of SALW, • 35 pieces of explosive ordnances, • 1600 pieces of ammunition and • 1,2 kilograms of explosives 33091 pieces of small and light weapons destroyed
  8. 8. Famous persons as campaign promotors Oliver & Gibonni Croatian President Mr.Ivo Josipovic Football match promoting campaign - Croatia UN resolution 46/36 – Croatia Campaign activities
  9. 9. Activities on main squares Activities on main squares Activities in Roma community settlements Comic book workshops SALW education in school Campaign activities
  10. 10. Promo materials Pencils T-shirts Canvas bags Leaflets
  11. 11. Crime Prevention Councils / Results Increased community safety through projects targeting situational prevention Enhanced better cooperation and trust between citizens and police Community Policing Information System (CPIS) Connection between Police and CPCs BEFORE Area of no use, lack of content, no lighting AFTER Environment well designed, fitness units and lighting installed RESULT 35,71% reduction in recorded offences (July-October 2009) 15 Safe communities projects totally valued at 500.000 USD implemented 2009-2011
  12. 12. Thank you for your attention krunoslav.katic@undp.org THE END ?

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