The Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) seeks to promote the values, institutions and practices of an open and democratic civil society. OSF-SA works for a vigorous and autonomous civil society in which the rule of law and divergent opinions are respected. Within the context of this mission, the Criminal Justice Initiative (CJI) engages in specific interventions relating to both crime prevention and the criminal justice system.
Over the past four years, the CJI has engaged in a programme of crime prevention activities with the intention of generating learning about ‘what works’ in crime prevention in South Africa. In seeking to promote innovation and learning, OSF-SA provided grant support to a range of civil society initiatives, all with the objective of preventing or reducing crime.
Read the evaluation here: Local_Crime_Prevention