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Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies


Two-Day Symposium

"From Research to Action: Focused Approaches to Crime Prevention"

May 25 – 26, 2023


The Principal, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, the Director, The Centre for Criminal Justice and Security (CCJS), in collaboration with CariSECURE 2.0, invite you to a two-day Symposium "From Research to Action: Focused Approaches to Crime Prevention".
The symposium will examine available research on targeted social approaches to crime prevention particularly among youth. It aims to encourage a shift in policy focus, as it relates to crime prevention and to forge consensus between the police and the many branches of government and civil society that are well placed to identify persons at risk of engaging in criminal activity.  
The symposium will be held at the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management Inc., The UWI, Cave Hill Campus, May 25 – 26, 2023

Day One: Thursday, May 25, 2023

Opening Ceremony: 8:55 a.m.
Panels: 10:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
  • The Early Years, Risk and Protective Factors in Children Who Display Aggression
  • Risk and Protective Factors and Mother and Child Interaction
  • The Case for Restorative Justice: Best Practices From the Developing World and Lessons for Barbados
  • Factors that Matter in Reaching High Risk Adolescents and Youth
  • Risk and Protective Factors of Adolescents Using Substances in Barbados
  • The Criminal Justice System, Modern Responses and Changes in Criminality

Day Two: Friday, May 26, 2023 

Panels: 9:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
  • Evidence in Responses: Child Resiliency Focused Interventions
  • Social Mapping of Youth in Violence
  • Violence: Women, Children and LGBTQI in Barbados
  • The Evidence for Self-Control Amongst Those Who Offend
  • Psycho-Social Intervention for the Incarcerated and Non-Incarcerated
  • Evidence in Responses: Violence Interruption

RSVP: by Friday, May 19, 2023
For more information:

Tel:  (246) 417-4477/78 or Email:


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