What is violence prevention and does it work?


When budgets are limited, evidence can show which policing, public safety and violence prevention initiatives work best. This approach prevents resources from being wasted and enables improvements in service delivery planning and processes.

This seminar launches two new ISS reports that show the value of evidence-based approaches for violence prevention. The first is a randomised control trial of a sports-based intervention, and the second reviews three community-based initiatives. Speakers will discuss what these findings can and can’t tell us about making South Africa safe.

Chairperson: Matodzi Amisi, Consultant, Justice & Violence Prevention, ISS


Prof Mark Tomlinson, Co-Director, Institute for Life Course Health Research, Stellenbosch University

Penny Parenzee, Programme Manager,  Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town


Andrew Faull, +27 79 833 9549, [email protected]

Photo © Jonathon Rees

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