Enrique Betancourt

Former Dir
National Center For Crime Prevention Mexico

Enrique is the former Executive Director of the National Center for Crime Prevention and Citizen Participation of the Government of Mexico and Director of the Citizens Security Initiative at Chemonics International. His work focuses mainly on establishing collaborative mechanisms to bridge the gap that exists between the design and implementation of evidence-based violence and crime prevention policies at national and local levels. At Chemonics he coordinates a portfolio that includes USAID’s flagship violence prevention project in collaboration with Mexico’s federal government to provide a network of more than 10 cities with the tools and capacity to address high priority crime and violence challenges with evidence supported solutions.

He is also a member of USAID’s Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) technical advisory team and Senior Site Advisor for the National Network for Safe Communities at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Enrique is a Yale World Fellow, holds a Bachelor Degree in Architecture from the Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Mexico and a Master's Degree in Urban Design from Harvard University.

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