Crime and Violence Prevention Program (CVPP) in Mexico

The partnership aims to bolster the Government of Mexico’s efforts to address the drivers of crime and violence and develop resilient communities.

Crime and Violence Prevention Program (CVPP) in Mexico

The Merida Initiative is a collaborative program between the United States and the Government of Mexico (GOM) to improve the quality of lives and communities in cities near the border and elsewhere in Mexico. The USAID Crime and Violence Prevention Program (CVPP) works to address the overarching goal of Pillar IV of the Merida Initiative: to build stronger and more resilient communities that can withstand the pressures of crime and violence. The approach catalyzes the GOM’s efforts to address the drivers of crime and violence and develop resilient communities. The Tetra Tech-implemented CVPP supports local institutions to promote social cohesion and strengthens the institutional capacity of the GOM at all levels to formulate and implement evidence-based crime and violence prevention policies. Through CVPP, Tetra Tech provides technical support to plan and implement community development strategies aimed at reducing crime and violence and providing alternatives to criminal activity for the youth. Through partnerships with Mexican federal, state, and local governments and non-governmental organizations, the CVPP builds on Mexican efforts to improve understanding of how to address the drivers of violence and crime at the local level. Based on this improved understanding, CVPP supports the GOM to refine prevention models and strategies and enable partners to scale up activities and programs that are proven to work. Activities are targeted at the national level and at the sub-national level in Ciudad Juárez, Tijuana, and Monterrey. Local interventions focus on three communities in each target city identified by the GOM as having high levels of crime combined with proven citizen engagement in initiatives that address the challenges of crime and violence.


  • International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    ICMA is the premier organization of professional local government leaders building sustainable communities to improve lives worldwide.

    ICMA advances professional local...

  • Tetra Tech

    Development Consulting, Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. The reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of the employees—16,000 people...

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

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Key Information

LocationMexico, Latin America and Caribbean
  • Start Date 2012
  • End Date 2015
  • ValueUSD 15.2 Million